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Video: The Art of Building a Ferrari V12 Engine

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti has already been written off production, marking the end of the line for a car that was the first V12 Ferrari to be built using an all-aluminum space frame and body-panel construction. Apparently, that sparked an idea within Ferrari to explain the meticulous detail the Italian automaker goes through in building these engines. We thought we could fathom just how detailed and painstakingly exhaustive these V12 engines were to build, but, well, we really had no clue until we saw this.

In this video, Ferrari describes the process of how this particular V12 engine for the 612 Scaglietti is built. From the sophisticated work of casting the main parts that will comprise the engine all the way up to the verification on the test bench and subsequent installation on the car, this video will show just how the recently-discontinued Ferrari 612 Scaglietti received all that power.

So the next time anyone happens to pop open the hood of any Ferrari model, they might want to take a second and look at that engine, and think of the back-breaking process it took to build it from the ground up. It’s a pretty impressive sight, to say the very least.



14 comments:

@lucio_trini, I agree with you. I like how they meticulously crafted the Ferrari engine! That’s amazing, i can’t imagine that it pass through
different tests and inspections. I think i got interested on mechanics!

I just wonder if they could tone down the headlights and make the grille more modern. But though is much better compare to the car in replacing.

The engine in the video was produced for the now retired 612 Scaglietti, but that doesn’t make it any less wondrous

Whatever Ferrari creates to replace the 612 Scaglietti, you can rest assured it will be fast, it will be beautiful and it will use an engine every bit as sublime as the 6.0 liter in the video. Let’s hope they film the making of that engine, too.

well The end result is an sensory masterpiece that puts out some 540 horsepower at 7,250 RPM, and sounds sweeter than a chorus of angels

Whatever Ferrari creates to replace the 612 Scaglietti, you can rest assured it will be fast, it will be beautiful and it will use an engine every bit as sublime as the 6.0 liter in the video.

Since the end of 612 Scaglietti production in 2010, Ferrari is without a four-seat, hardtop grand tourer, but that may change as soon as the Geneva Auto Show in March.

I’ve already watched the movie about ferrari in discovery channel I also saw that tree that you are talking but besides of the tree ferrari have a garden inside the factory. it just show that they also up to greener environment.

well for sure this engine wont generate a lot of heat because of the aluminum, most of its parts are CNC for additional engine block strenght.

Yeah, there is at the Ferrari engine factory lool

I "liked" the trees inside the factory... they remembered me that some people are all about the looks and superficial image.

The bad thing is that this is fooling allot!

Does anyone knows if there is a larger version of this video, with more details?

They needed to show this to explain why their cars are so expesive smiley This engine is almost as big as a Smart car smiley

Just great! Of course the essential steps are not showed, they show us only some basic steps, the refining is not for everybody’s eyes!

Never been a ferrari fan, but I have always loved to watch how different complex things are created! smiley

Too bad this engine is as big as a museum piece smiley

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