Cornes & Co. have been officially importing Ferrari sportscars into Japan for thirty years (they first started in June 1976) and to commemorate this important milestone in the company’s history they have commissioned a special limited-edition version of the 612 Scaglietti, to called the 612 Anniversary. Just 20 units of this edition will be produced which will be available exclusively to Cornes & Co.’s Japanese customers.
This is the latest special-edition of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti to be unveiled. Earlier this year an American collector commissioned the model’s designer Pininfarina to build a one-off, exclusively-tailored version version, dubbed as the 612 Kappa. It was publicly presented at the Villa d’Este Concorzo d’Eleganza. Ferrari have themselves recently created individual options for the 612 Scaglietti range including a new two-tone paintwork that was presented at the Detroit Motor Show back in January. Now Cornes & Co. have chosen the 2+2 seater V12-engined ’Gran Tourer’ as the model with which to celebrate their 30 years as a Ferrari importer.
Mechanically, the 198 mph Ferrari 612 Anniversary is untouched, expect that the cars all come with the factory-fitted HGTC (Handling GTC) package as standard. From there on however a whole host of detailing changes set the limited-edition model apart. It is finished in a specially-commissioned new body colour, called Blu Cornes which reflects Cornes & Co’s corporate colours. The Blu Cornes extends to the brake calipers which are also finished in this colour.
A distinctive new aluminium mesh front grille section immediately identifies the 612 Anniversary from the front, while a similar treatment at the rear complements the lower rear bumper. Other eye catching new features include a carbon-fibre petrol flap and silver ’Prancing Horse’ wheel centre caps.
The interior sees the standard rich tan finish being complemented by new leather swages in the seats, armrests and pool panels which are presented in Blu Cornes all of which add up to create a highly distinctive and visually-pleasing opulent interior. Other surfaces are finished in Alcantara, including the central tunnel and roof lining; and polished carbon-fibre is also used, the backing of the dashboard instrument dials being very effectively surrounded by the latter finish.
Finally, creating complete exclusivity for the Cornes & Co. model the interior features the 612 Scagietti’s usual carbon-fibre sill kick-plates which are now mounted with a new aluminium plaque specially signatured by Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, as well as 30th Cornes aluminium plates mounted on the dashboard and on the central divider between the rear seats. The 20 examples are priced at 33,980,000 Yen (including taxes) in Japan and deliveries are set to begin in November.