2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (Kappa)
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (Kappa)
Horsepower @ RPM:540@7250
Torque @ RPM:5250
0-60 time:4.2 sec.
Top Speed:196 mph
At the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance on Friday Pininfarina will unveil a specially coachbuilt Ferrari 612 Scaglietti commissioned by American Ferrari collector Peter S. Kalikow. This will the the second coachbuilt Ferrari to be shown at the prestigious Italian Concours d’Elegance this year as another famous design house Zagato will also be presenting their new Ferrari 575GTZ, built especially for legendary Japanese Ferrari collector Yoshi Hayashi.
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Exotic car crashes are all too common, and Ferrari’s often seem to be the most crash-prone supercars on the market. This latest incident reaffirms that statement.
Taking place in Russia just over one week ago, the incident resulted from the driver of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti losing control of the high-powered performance car before slamming into a metal pole bordering the road side.
Despite the severity of the crash, which ultimately split the supercar in two, the driver managed to walk away with only minor injuries. The 612, however, wasn’t so lucky. Due to the unfortunate angle at which the Ferrari hit the pole, the car split in two with the engine and the right front wheel being smashed off from the rest of the car. They actually became lodged against the offending pole, while the rest of the car continued down the road.
Even though the rear leg-room in the 612 Scaglietti is limited to say the least, three passengers were in the car alongside the driver, but they too managed to escape the crash without injury.
It’s currently unclear what caused the crash, but an egotistical owner trying to impress the passengers by showing the true performance capabilities of the car is a likely reason behind the incident.
Follow the jump to check out another video of the wreck!
Crashing an exotic is bad enough, but locking your Ferrari 612 Scaglietti in an expensive garage at a Scottish Ferrari dealership only to find that it’s been destroyed by an axe-wielding intruder is something else entirely. This is, unfortunately, not a figment of our imagination.
The owner, Rajinder Singh, booked the car into the local Ferrari dealership garage to have a pump fixed and one would assume that Ferrari would take extensive measures to ensure the garage is safe, but as proved by this case, it wasn’t.
Not long after leaving the car for its repair work, the expensive GT-car had its windows smashed and the tires slashed by a knife when the intruder broke into the garage, but as for now, those are all the details we can bring you.
If there is a silver lining in this cloud of grey, it’s the fact that the whole event was captured on CCTV so arresting the man responsible should be a breeze for local police.
The owner had the following to say to the Daily Record: “This has been a nightmare. The car was just in the garage to get a pump fixed when this happened. The car costs £207,000 new and the damage will cost about £40,000 to get fixed. It is bad enough that this has happened but the garage have been useless. The whole thing is a bad joke. I gave the garage a car worth more than £200,000 and they give me back a car that is effectively written off. The police asked me if there could be anyone who has a grudge against me but the garage is miles from my home. No one would have known it was my car. The police say they have investigated, got no leads and say there’s nothing else they can do.”
And we cannot blame the owner for his frustration. If there are any eagle-eyed Scottish readers out there, keep an eye out!
Technically, Ferrari debuted in 1929, but its official debut is recognized as 1947, the year that Ferrari began manufacturing street-legal vehicles. The 2007 model year marked the 60th anniversary of Ferrari’s street machine building life and the automaker wanted to make it a special one.
Instead of doing what many automakers do (see: Ford) by slapping “60th Anniversary” badges on every car that year, Ferrari chose to build 60 completely unique cars for the 2007 model year. To accomplish this, Ferrari took its existing 612 Scaglietti and modified it to create the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Sessanta.
As we said, only 60 of these cars were ever built, so they are rather rare. Add in the fact that this bad boy was a whopping $424,480 in 2007 and you can tell that these cars were built for the true collector. If you are a true collector of Ferrari’s and would like to own one that very well may be the Ferrari to own in the next 20 to 30 years, this Sessanta is a safe bet.
F.C. Kerbeck, a dealer of luxury vehicles, is now offering you the opportunity to own one of these rare machines, as they have one up for sale in their showroom and on Ebay.
Click past the jump to read our full review on this vehicle.
It has been confirmed that late last night, the world lost a true genius in the art of car design. Sergio Scaglietti, the man behind the designs of the 1957 250 California Spider, 1958 250 Testa Rossa, and 1962 250 GTO, among others, has passed away. He was 91 years old.
Sergio Scaglietti doesn’t need too much of an introduction in the eyes of Ferrari lovers. He started his work in 1951 when he opened Carrozzeria Scaglietti - an Italian automobile design and coachbuilding company. The coachbuilder was located just across the road from Ferrari in Maranello, where the great Enzo Ferrari took notice of the talented designer. Scaglietti was one of the few designers that gained Enzo Ferrari’s trust and respect both through his bodywork and design skills. Scaglietti of course started designing cars for Ferrari, and was even honored with a few cars named after him, such as the 612 Scaglietti and 456M GT Scaglietti.
"He was one of my father’s best friends," said Piero Ferrari. "He was next to me with Marco Piccinini also the day my father died and stayed with me the whole night until the funeral. I loved him and he was a very important part of my life. The world is emptier without Sergio."
After a lifetime of dedication to the designing of vehicles, Sergio Scaglietti passed away at his home in Modena. The world has undoubtedly lost an automotive icon. We have great respect for his work and send our condolences to his family.
We’ve just recently discovered the fabulous tuning projects from American tuner, SR Auto Group, whose packages transform any ordinary car into a beautiful work of killer art. Anyone that remembers their Project Pur R8 ’Phantom’ knows exactly what we are talking about. But now, the tuner has moved on to two more sports cars that need little to no tuning to be awesome in their own right: the Ferrari 599 GTB and the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
The tuning packages for the 599 GTB and the 612 are called Eligos (Great Duke of Hell) and Adonai (Hebrew name for God), respectively. The Eligos combines a matte black exterior paint with a dark metallic color, and a new set of ADV.1 wheels. The Adonai package comes in white exterior paint or a matte white wrap. It is combined with a black roof and a new set of ADV.1 wheels. Both cars feature a red trim for that extra little splash of devilish charm.
Well, we just got an email in our inbox from the wonderful people over at Ferrari that started off simple enough: "Ready to take a seat?" Considering we were already sitting down, that part was easy. Now when we opened the email, things got a bit interesting. Evidently the email is a teaser image of a new Ferrari model and an invitation to "discover the new Ferrari." Ferrari has prepared an online preview that will be aired on January 21st, 2011 at 12:00 CET making the debut of their "new" vehicle absolutely official. Yeah, that feeling you just felt was chills running up and down your back.
When we took a closer look at the teaser image on the page, we noticed that it "revealed" something from the car’s front side view that got our attention. For models like the Ferrari 458 Italia, the front wheel starts immediately after the door ends, but this car looks to have a very long bonnet. Yeah, similar to the current 612 Scaglietti.
Our conclusion? In just two days we will get to see the new generation 612 launched on the internet and we’ll bring as many details as we can at that point!
Could it be the world’s ultimate supercar? Combining the skills of legendary design house, Pininfarina, with the pace of an Enzo, this impressive coupe was set to turn the performance car class on its head when it was unveiled in the summer of 2006.
It’s the Ferrari 612 P4/5, a one-off model created especially for film director and stock exchange magnate, James Glickenhaus. The P4/5 started its life as an Enzo, but was transformed because Glickenhaus wanted a car that resembled the styling of Ferrari’s 1960’s race cars, the P Series. Designing, engineering, and building this special car was left in the hands of none other then Pininfarina. Their mission was to produce a unique vehicle inspired by sport racing cars with extreme vocations. This was not to be just a show-car, but a vehicle to be enjoyed on the road. And taking a close look at the final product, we have to admit they managed to do more than that.
UPDATE 01/06/2011: Check out the latest testing video for the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina after the jump!
Hit the jump to read more about the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina.
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.
For a few weeks now we’ve heard tons of rumors regarding Ferrari’s surprise model for the Geneva Motor Show, and we expect to hear a lot more until the officially unveiling. Today’s rumors suggest that the Italian brand will come to Geneva with a shooting brake concept based on the 612 Scaglietti, a preview version of their first ever estate model.
Although there is no name for this new model, Ferrari has announced that it has been created for two reasons: to see how far Ferrari can stretch its brand away from its traditional supercars, and to give the 612 Scaglietti a fitting send-off as the four-seat super coupé, launched in 2004, nears the end of its run. "We know there can never be a Ferrari SUV," one source insisted. "But we would like to find out what we can put the marque’s DNA into and still have it accepted as a Ferrari."
Something tells us that, when push comes to shove, Ferrari will find themselves in the SUV business just like Porsche did with their Cayenne model because, well, money talks. However, the focus for the time being will be this new shooting brake concept, which ties in just fine with the previous rumors of Ferrari bringing the successor for the 612 Scaglietti to Geneva.
We’ll see if this rumor holds water when the Geneva Show doors open on March 3rd.
Before Christmas, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo announced that Ferrari would be headed to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with something "different". Our early assumptions lead us to believe that he was talking about the next 612, but now we can confirm that this new model is in fact the successor for the current 612 Scaglietti. Bummer, we were kind of hoping to get a little something extra at Geneva.
Codenamed F151, the next 612 Scaglietti will combine front design elements from the 458 Italia with a rear end similar to the 599 Fiorano. The powertrain will be borrowed from the 599 HY-KERS that was revealed in Geneva this year. This hybrid system combines a V12 550 HP engine with an electric motor of 100 HP. This new system will help reduce fuel consumptions by 35% and will also help the new 612 Scaglietti to not exceed CO2 emissions of more than 280 grams of per kilometer.
Apparently, Ferrari took all of the reactions they received back in 2004 when they first unveiled the 612 and used them to make the decisions that would mold and shape the successor. The final product of these decisions will be waiting for all of us when the show doors open in March 2011.
There are few car makers that evoke more emotion and passion than Ferrari. For decades their cars have captivated hearts and minds of young and old, male and female alike, and form the epitome of what driving at the very highest level is all about. Self proclaimed “Angry Car Designer” Sasha Selipanov has penned what has to be the most beautiful concept Ferrari of the last 30 odd years. No doubt the German designer has the Maranello design studios and the likes of Bertone and Pininfarina going green with envy. As Selipanov is not on the Ferrari pay roll, this isn’t an official concept and will likely never go any further towards production than it currently is – very very far away! As unfortunate as that may be, that doesn’t stop us from appreciating and ogling at the masterpiece he has created.
If you look closely, you will see design cues from cars in the current Ferrari model lineup, such as the headlights – which resemble those on the 458 Italia. There are obvious elements in the mix that take us down memory lane to the 60s Ferrari GTO models that are, to this day, utterly beautiful. The proportions bear resemblance to an Aston Martin and the overall shape seems to mimic an early Corvette with those trademark curvy hips and wide rear girth. The oh-so-sexy rear end has taillights that look a lot like those on the new Camaro and while we liken all of these elements to cars that exist, there is no detraction from its originality and how well the entire package comes together. It’s mean yet gorgeous at the same time, which begs the question; is true beauty in the eye of the beholder or the creator? Maranello, take note and bring us something like this. We dare you!
The history of the 612 Scaglietti started in 2004 when Ferrari chose it as a successor for the smaller 456 M. It was designed as a 4 seater gran tourer with adequate space in the rear seats for adults. But, if we’re going to be honest, the 612 Scaglietti features the most out-dated design in all of the current Ferrari line-up.
Thankfully, Ferrari is coming to the rescue with a successor to the Scaglietti. This new model will be unveiled next March at the Geneva Motor Show with sales beginning in the summer of 2011. Prices are said to be in the 300,000 euro area.
Ferrari has already confirmed that the next 612 model will feature lots of modifications, including a gasoline-hybrid technology which is a system Ferrari developed from the KERS system it currently uses in Formula One race cars. This system was already previewed by the 599 GTB Fiorano HY-KERS concept unveiled earlier this year.
Want to read more about the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti successor? Check out the details after the jump.
UPDATE 01/04/11: Now that we’ve gotten reports that the successor to the 612 Scaglietti was going to have a front end that resembles the 458 Italia, we dug up a spy video of a camouflaged Ferrari prototype doing some testing near Ferrari’s factory in Maranello a few months ago. Judging from what the overall shape of the car - it resembles that of the 612, doesn’t it? - and those 458-looking headlights, we’re curious if this could very well be the 612’s successor. The good thing is that we won’t have to wait long for our questions to be answered because the car is scheduled to have its world unveiling this March at the Geneva Motor Show.
As you know Ferrari is offering its clients a new program that would allow clients to create their own custom model right from the factory in Maranello. That if you have a lot of money! From the same program, here at TopSpeed we had the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta.
Today we will talk about the Ferrari 612 GTS Pavesi, another one-of Ferrari recently spotted at Ferrari’s factory in Maranello. For this version, the engine delivers an extra 20 HP and 12 NM of torque (it foes now to 550 HP and 600NM). Of course that for a lot of money (we do not know exactly how much). For the exterior the customer opted for a custom front bumper, a two tone silver/black paintjob, Tubi Style exhaust and a splitted carbon fiber removable roof. Great job!
There’s a reason that Ferrari is a household name for any auto enthusiast, and the next couple of years will illustrate just what that reason is with new models just pouring out of the Italian sports car manufacturer.
The beginning of this liberation of models will be the successor for the current 612 Scaglietti. This successor will be unveiled in early 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, with a Spider version for theFerrari 458 Italia coming out later that year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The long rumored successor for the Enzo supercar will arrive in early 2012, and the 599 GTB’s replacement, codenamed F152, will arrive in the second half of 2012.
The new 612 has been codenamed F151 and was already rumored to combine a V12 front engine that delivers a total of 550 HP with a 100-HP electric motor at the rear. The result will be a fuel consumption reduction of 35%. As for the 458 Italia Spider, it will feature the same folding hardtop as the California.
As the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti’s time in the sunshine comes to an end and while waiting for the new generation, Ferrari will be helping us pass the time with a few one-of-a-kind models. This Ferrari 612 GTS is one of them.
We only have a video of the car, but we presume it’s the result of Ferrari’s latest program that allows clients to create their own custom models straight from the factory in Maranello. It’s the same program that created the P540 Superfast Aperta in 2009.
A standard 612 Scaglietti is powered by a V12 engine producing 540 HP, but the GTS version has been packed with 550 HP and 600 NM of torque. There will only be one unit built in the world, which basically means someone with very deep pockets will be the one driving around town with this unique mechanical beauty.
A new Ferrari is prancing up the company’s Fiorano test circuit and, from the looks of this video, it just might be the new 2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
Nothing is imminent as far as when this car is going to be unveiled, but Ferrari has mentioned in the past that the new Scaglietti could find its way into dealerships sometime in the coming years, possibly even as early as 2012. We also know that the next generation 612 Scaglietti will come with a modified V12 engine with direct-injection, as well as a stripped down chassis that should make it lighter and give the new Scaglietti more speed than its predecessor.
There’s also word coming around that the new 612 could also use gasoline-hybrid technology, a system Ferrari developed from the KERS system it currently uses inFormula One race cars. With this technology, the new Scaglietti supercar would come with an electric motor, a dual-clutch 7-speed Formula One transmission, and a set of lithium-ion batteries that should provide fuel economy and reduce C02 emissions in the process, similar to the 599 GTB Fiorano HY-KERS concept the company unveiled earlier this year.
Ferrari boss, Luca di Montezemolo, already informed us all of Ferrari’s intentions to go hybrid with the next Enzo, 599, and Scaglietti back in June during an interview with British magazine, Auto Express. And while, at the time, details were a little sketchy on what type of combination engine the Scaglietti would receive, things can be seen a lot clearer today.
The successor for the current 612 Scaglietti will be unveiled in March 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show and will come with a twelve-cylinder front engine that delivers a total of 550 HP with a 100-HP electric motor at the rear. The result will be a fuel consumption reduction of 35%.
On the exterior, the next 612 will be heavily inspired by the 458 Italia and the Vettura Laboratorio HY-KERS. The sports car will get a strong front, curved hood, and wider wheelbase. The Vettura Laboratorio concept combined a V12 engine with an 100 HP electric engine and a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 transmission.
Sales will begin in the summer of 2011, and prices are expected to be in the 300,000 euro area.
While talking about the future roadster version of the Ferrari 599 with the British magazine Auto Express, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo also offered a few details on the company’s future hybrid plans.
During the interview, Luca di Montezemolo said: "The future for Ferrari is hybrid for the 12-cylinder and new [turbocharged] technology for the eight-cylinder. Within three-four years we will be ready with a V12 hybrid based on the HY-KERS concept."
Translated this means that the successor for the Enzo, the next 599, and the Scaglietti, will be powered by smaller-capacity V12s mated to electric motors to boost efficiency.
For the Vettura Laboratorio HY-KERS, the powertrain combines a V12 engine with an electric motor producing more than 100 Hp and is coupled to the rear of the dual-clutch 7-speed F1 transmission.
Internally known as the F70, the next Enzo will combine elements from the FXX Mille-Chili lightweight concept, the 599XX track car, and the 458 Italia. The F70 will be a very light car with a total weight of about 2200 lbs making the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds, while top speed will go up to more than 230 mph.
If Ferrari wants to have the best car designers in the world, they should jump out of their leather chairs and sign this guy, like, immediately.
’This’ guy is Sasha Selipanov of Berlin and if you’re asking what it is he did that’s got a lot of us talking like he’s the next great car designer, you’re not going to get an answer from us. That’s because the answer is in these photos, photos of a rendered Ferrari 612 GTO concept. Now, we have already brought some photos of this concept a couple of days ago, but since then, we have been able to get our hands on a few more.
Based on its looks, this concept Ferrari is tacked to supposedly become a successor to the current 612 Scaglietti and it borrows a number of design elements and styling cues from a number of past and existing Ferrari supercars, including the venerable 250 GTO and Ferrari’s latest bad boy, the 458 Italia.
Needless to say, we were completely blown away by the design. Then again, that’s us. We’d love to know what you guys think of Mr. Selipanov’s work of art.
After Ferrari unveiled the 599 GTO, it got people to start thinking; what if the Italian company did the same thing with the 612 that they do with all of their other models? Perhaps we would see a 612 GTO come to light.
The idea belongs to Sasha Selipanov who got his inspiration from the Vandenbrink GTO. Known as the "angry car designer" Selipanov deisgned this concept to be slightly different and sportier than Michale’s concept. He then asked his buddy, Samir Sadikhov, to provide the renderings.
We know there are zero chances to see this vehicle go into production, but it looks pretty cool and would definitely create a frenzy of flying benjamins!
Check out the gallery for a full set of sexy renderings!
Novitec Rosso is saying good bye to the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti with a tuning package for the Ferrari’s 2+2 seater model. The package includes: new wheels, engine updates, a stainless-steel sport exhaust system, a new taillight design, and upgrades for the interior.
Starting with the V12 engine, Novitec Rosso managed to increase the output to an impressive 565 HP and 609 Nm at 5,300 rpm by utilizing a newly calibrated engine management system and the NOVITEC ROSSO stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph.
For the interior the tuner is offering an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel which comes in any color imaginable and any material, depending on the customer’s demand. To further customize the interior of the Ferrari, the tuner has provided the consumer with custom tailored seat designed to fit from the shortest to the tallest driver. They will even provide more lateral support or a lowered seat position.
The taillight system is comprised of the black NOVITEC ROSSO lamps and adds four round taillights, the reflectors, and the side markers. The car sits on three-piece NF3 alloy wheels in a combination of size 9Jx20 wheels in front and size 12.5Jx21 rims on the rear axle.
This tuning package from Novitec focuses more on the engine and the customization for comfortability then the original package for the Scaglietti back in 2006. The newer package provides 10 hp more than the original, but the original also provided sportier touches such as the pedal set, footrest, and a new high performance brake system.
Press release after the jump.
Imagine all you ever dreamed of was the day when your brand new Ferrari would be delivered to your garage. You’ve counted every minute until the car of your dreams came into your possession? Now, imagine the delivery driver wrecking it just seconds before you could finally say "It’s mine!"
We’re not being sadistic, we swear! This is exactly what happened to a guy in the UK. He had the "chance" to have his brand new 612 Scaglietti delivered by a junior member of staff. Unfortunately, the junior member’s lack of experience caused the beautiful blue Ferrari to visit a lamppost face to face during the, apparently, difficult to maneuver roundabout. To make matters worse, the 612 mounted a two-foot wall!
Witness Gary Adams said: "He was driving along one minute and the next the car was in the middle of the roundabout. He looked pretty stressed out when he realized the car was wrecked and kept saying his bosses would kill him."
Talk about a bad day at work! We feel for you, buddy. We’re hoping your bosses - and the car owner, for that matter - are the forgiving type.
On the heels of showing you spy shots of what could be the next-generation Ferrari 612; we come across these photos of a 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti that has had quite a dramatic facelift – and it’s the type of facelift that you pay to enjoy.
The worst part is; the owner of the car isn’t even responsible for crashing this beautiful Scaglietti. Turns out, the car was apparently stolen with the driver – and thief – taking it for a high-speed ride that caused him to crash it in the process. Figuring that he neither had a good explanation nor the proper paperwork to report the crash to local authorities in Brazil, he did what only dim-witted thieves would do – he jumped out and abandoned it in the middle of the road.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the ‘true’ owner of this 612 Scaglietti is justifiably devastated by the loss of his beautiful ride. Rightfully so; if the same thing happened to us, we’d be inconsolable too.
Recent spyshots that surfaced have led to strong indications that a next-generation Ferrari 612 could become more than just a pipe dream.
This particular set of photos were taken somewhere in Sweden and judging by the look of the car, it doesn’t look a whole lot different from the previous model, which pretty much means that this may be some sort of performance testing designed for the new 612.
What is quite noticeable, though, was that this testing mule comes with a pretty jacked up exhaust pipes, which could also mean that the new 612 could come with a modified – or maybe even new – wheelbase.
At this time, this is about all we have on this rumoured successor to the 612 and if we find anymore updates on the car, we’ll be sure to send them your way.
Photo credits to KGP Photography
Back in April the successor to Ferrari’s 612 Scaglietti was caught on camera, although those were only stills, this time we have some video of what looks like a prototype Ferrari conducting a few test laps around the Italian automaker’s home test track.
So this time you will have a chance to see the vehicle in action tanks to the short spy video. If you take a closer look at the vehicle, you will be able to notice a modified bonnet and a few other design elements borrowed from the recently released convertible California.
Top Speed recently showed you video of a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti burning on the streets of Moscow, we have now learned the whole story, and let us warn you, it’s a sad one.
Aparently the one time Russian Ferrari owner had just finished handing over more than half a million euro (about $845,000) for the exotic Italian four seater only a half hour before the tragic incident occurred. As the driver explained, "I owned Ferrari for 30 minutes. Just bought it for €600,000 and was heading home, when I noticed some smoke coming out from under the hood, I promptly pulled to the sideway and ran out of the car. In just minutes my new Ferrari had completely caught on fire. I really don’t know what has happened." At least the individual had enough good sense to exit the car before he too suffered a similar fate.
The cause is still undetermined, and judging by the puddle of Ferrari that was left behind, it doesn’t look like it ever will. However, one thing is for certain, this definitely doesn’t look good for the Italian automaker.
Is it just me or is that 612 hot! The citizens of Moscow really do have a strange relationship with their super cars. A little while ago we showed you a Lamborghini crashed by its Russian owner, today it’s a Ferrari that has met its demise. The drive noticed smoke coming out from under the hood of his 612 Scaglietti, then someone caught the conflagration on camera.
To see the aftermath, check out the video after the jump.
We’ve seen this Ferrari 612 test mule earlier this month, but this time there may be more info. A new rumor is suggesting that the stacked exhaust pipes and new hood are not part of a facelift, but a full-on replacement. The 612’s replacement could even feature a 4x4 system to provide a direct rival to the all-wheel drive Lamborghinis (although the 612 seats twice as many.)
What makes us a little skeptical that this is a whole new car planned for 2011, and not just a 612 touch-up, is Ferrari’s other plans. We know Ferrari is working on a successor to the F430, plus there are rumors of a refreshed 599 GTB, 599 Spyder and California Mondial. If even half of these rumors are true, Ferrari would likely be too busy to put together a whole new car.
Is this owner trying to disappear in the urban jungle?
While this camouflage isn’t as bad as Nigro’s Mercedes Benz AMG 300SL, this still offends our senses. The rumor is that his is only a wrap around the car, so the damage to this Ferrari 612 is only temporary.
We’re not sure wether to call this a spy shot of a face lift for the 612 Scaglietti or if this an engine testing mule. All we do know is something is brewing over at Ferrari with its 2+2 GT car.
There have been rumors swirling around that Ferrari wants to reduce its emission by as much as forty percent. So when we see a shot with a 612 that appears to be completely stock except for the hood, we suspect it may just have some engine development. Then again, we just found out last week that Ferrari’s other GT car, the 599, will likely be getting a facelift soon, and the 612 has been on the market two years longer without a touch-up. So maybe there’s more to this picture?
To miss with perfection should be a sin. So the moment Imola Racing even began to mess with the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, the heavens should open and swallow the German tuner whole.
At least it seems Imola was smart enough to not touch the engine. Instead this is likely just body enhancements. We don’t have much info on the kit. We do know its being considered a widebody because of the enlarged fenders and larger tires. There are also new front and rear spoilers as well as a two-tone paint job the is reminiscent of the first generation Corvette.
Carrozeria Touring made its come back few weeks ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with the unveiling of two designed cars based on Maserati models. First was the Maserati A8 GCS Berlinetta, a model that was inspired by the 60’s berlinettas, while the second one, Maserati Quattroporte Bellagio Fastback, will go into limited production.
The next company that will cooperate with Carrozeria Touring will be Ferrari. They want a model that will be able to satisfy customers looking for exotic body. The model they will work on will be the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
The final result will be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show.
The over 13,000-kilometre Ferrari Magic India Discovery Drive made a triumphant return to Mumbai this evening, exactly as per the drive programme. The cars were received at the Gateway of India, close to the starting point of the drive, in a grand ceremonial flag-in event.
The Magic India Discovery Drive was another milestone test for the mettle of Maranello’s flagship GT model. More than 50 journalists took turns behind the wheels of the two cars along the 13 often extremely difficult stages spread across India, taking in 57 cities in the over 70-day tour. This kind of event is not new to Ferrari, however, as the "China, Ferrari 15,000 Red Miles" tour of the entire China in 2005 and the "Panamerican 20,000" tour from Brazil to the USA in 2006 both proved exceptionally successful too. To celebrate this latest achievement of the two Prancing Horse cars, a large group of Ferrari enthusiasts gathered today at the Gateway of India.
Also present was a large number of journalists to whom President Luca di Montezemolo sent a special video message. "I want to thank all the people who made possible this event around some of the most beautiful areas of the world. The Magic India Discovery team was everywhere warmly welcomed by the Indian people that showed a great passion for Ferrari.", said Mr. Montezemolo. He also stressed that "the two 612 Scagliettis felt right at home on the Indian roads, demonstrating that Ferrari Grand Tourers not only guarantee top class performance but also absolute safety and comfort even in the most extreme conditions."
Third time and it’s India’s turn. Two Ferrari Scagliettis are travelling across India, an odyssey aimed at creating awareness of Ferrari and to explore the marvels the country has in offer.
The two stallions started their trip from Mumbai on the 25th of last month and will return to the same city on May 8th after munching more than 11,000 kilometres through the 12-stage 72-day voyage. Ferrari is offering 50 journalists from across the globe to take turns behind the wheel of the V12-powered 612 Scaglietti.
Ferrari unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the 612 Scaglietti One to One - a new personalization program that will allow every client to fully personalise this flagship model, courtesy of a wide array of new content as well as the options available through the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Programme. In fact, a special dedicated "atelier" area has been set up at the factory in which clients can put together their own bespoke 612 Scaglietti accessory by accessory, detail by detail.
The V12 engine has a dry sump lubrication system featuring both delivery and scavenge pumps, twin overhead cams, 48 valves, maximum power of 540 hp at 7250 rpm, maximum torque of 60 kgm at 5250 rpm. The car has a maximum speed of 198 mph, and 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 4.0 secs.
The 612 Scaglietti also sports the aptly named SuperFast gearbox which delivers an exceptional gear-shifting time of 100 milliseconds and a reduced inertia clutch to enhance the engine’s responsiveness still further. The iconic Ferrari manettino, now featured on the entire range, has also been added to the steering wheel.
Press release after jump.
Ferrari is delighted to announce the start of a new Prancing Horse adventure, the Magic India Discovery Tour, which gets underway from Mumbai on February 25th and returns to the same city on May 8th having covered a route stretching more than 11,000 kilometres. The car featured in this tour is the 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari’s flagship GT model.
Two of these gorgeous Prancing Horse berlinettas will embark on the voyage which comes in the wake of the China 15,000 Red Miles tour completed in 2005 and the Panamerican 20,000 tour of 2006, both of which were hugely successful. Ferrari is offering a total of 50 journalists from across the world the unique opportunity to take turns behind the wheel of a V12-powered 612 Scaglietti in the course of the 12-stage 72-day voyage of discovery of the delights and richness of India.
The journalists will explore this fascinating country which combines modernity and tradition. India is currently enjoying an exciting period of rapid economic growth and a boom in its advanced technologies sector yet remains rooted in the traditions of its ancient culture. This is a nation in which innovative infrastructure exists side by side with areas of completely unspoilt natural beauty.
Of course, Ferrari isn’t new to this kind of marathon voyage. Its last such adventure was the Panamerican 20,000 tour during which two 599 GTB Fioranos travelled from the beaches of Brazil to the East Coast of the US, taking in tropical rain forests, arid deserts and snowy peaks as they traversed an entire continent.
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2007 Ferrari 612 Sessanta
Launched in 2004, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was a front-engined, 2+2 grand tourer that replaced the 456 as the company’s V-12 four-seater. Significantly larger than the 456, the 612 offered adequate room in the rear seats for two adults, becoming Ferrari’s most practical vehicle until it was superseded by the FF.
Named after Sergio Scaglietti, who founded Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Maranello in 1951 and designed many famous Ferraris until the 1960s, the 612 was the brand’s second all-aluminum vehicle, the first being the 360 Modena. Its space frame, co-developed with Alcoa, was made from extrusions and castings of the lightweight material, and the aluminium body was welded on.
Much like any Ferrari, the 612 Scaglietti spawned many special-edition versions and one-offs during its time on the market, the most important of which was the 612 Sessanta. Built in a limited production run to commemorate Ferrari’s 60th anniversary, the Sessanta was a bespoke "Prancing Horse" equipped with many features that customers weren’t able to order with the standard 612 Scaglietti.
The Sessanta was also the car that introduced Ferrari’s new-generation electro-chromic glass roof, a major innovation at the time. But more about that and the features that made the Sessanta special compared to the 612 Scaglietti in the review below.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2007 Ferrari 612 Sessanta.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is the perfect vehicle in the Maranello sports car stable for the gentleman driver. The Gran Turismo is already a very noble means of travel as standard equipment, however particularly optically it can still stand some flashier details. Therefore a modification of the body stood at the top of the HAMANN engineers’ to-do list. But the refiners from Laupheim didn’t neglect sound and handling either.
Ferrari has created a special version of the flagship V12 four-seater 612 Scaglietti liveried in police colours to be used when Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary relay starts the UK leg on 18th April.
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leading magazine for design, interiors, fashion and travel, Wallpaper customized eight months ago a one-off Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. After a string of auto shows across the UK the car has been delivered in Belfast to its new owner, Paul Hill.
Wallpaper, the lifestyle magazine was invited to design a stylish and sophisticated Ferrari 612 Scaglietti which reflected the desire for a unique Ferrari which defines luxury and taste.
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As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, Ferrari will build a series of 60 truly unique cars. These will be based on the 612 Scaglietti, the Prancing Horse’s range-topping Granturismo which combines blistering performance and superb handling with superior comfort, sumptuous handcrafted trim, state-of-the-art accessories and meticulous attention to detail.
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Ferrari 612 was launched in 2004, but now Ferrari revealed a special HGT-S pack for it. It costs $14.500, almost nothing comparing to the $340.00 price of a 612.
The changes are limited to 19-inch wheels at the front and yellow brake callipers. Under the skin, you get sports exhausts with valves that open at 3000rpm to make the noise even better, a revised control system for the adaptive suspension and shorter gearshift times. The V12 engine deliver arround 532 hp and 434 lbs-ft of torque. (...)
A new optional four-wheel drive system called "Insertable 4×4" is going to debut in the facelifted 612 Scaglietti, that was caught testing in Maranello. The new 612 takes some cues from the 599 GTB Fiorano.
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Ferrari is preparing a facelift for the 612 Scaglietti that will take the aggressive look of the 599 GTB Fiorano. And if you were wondering how this new model will look like, well take a look at this images.
A Station Wagon version it is also posible and will come as a rival for BMW and Audi. In my opinion, a Station Wagon for the 612 Scaglietti is as good as a SUV for Lamborghini.
Produced by Ferrari since 2004 the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a large two door coupe with a 2+2 seating arrangement. It was designed to replace the smaller Ferrari 456 M. Although designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 612 pays homage to Sergio Scaglietti, an Italian coachbuilder who designed many popular Ferraris from the ’50s and ‘60s, including the 250 GTO. What is more significant, is the 612’sall-aluminum space frame and body-panel construction — the first for a V12 Ferrari. Compared to the outgoing 456 M, the new 612 Scaglietti weighs 132 ponds less, having superior road-holding and handling capabilities. It can carry 4 passengers comfortably and still achieve speed and cornering faces most sports cars can only dream of. It is considered to be the sharpest-handling coupe among GT-oriented exotics like the Aston Martin Vanquish and Bentley Continental GT
The new Scaglietii is a unique partnership within Wallpaper*, the leading magazine for design, interiors, fashion and travel and Ferrari GB. Ferrari invited Wallpaper’s award-winning Creative Director Tony Chambers and Art Editors Meirion Pritchard and David McKendrick to design a stylish and sophisticated Ferrari 612 Scaglietti interpreting the unlimited possibilities available via the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme.
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At the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance on Friday Pininfarina will unveil a specially coachbuilt Ferrari 612 Scaglietti commissioned by American Ferrari collector Peter S. Kalikow. This will the the second coachbuilt Ferrari to be shown at the prestigious Italian Concours d’Elegance this year as another famous design house Zagato will also be presenting their new Ferrari 575GTZ, built especially for legendary Japanese Ferrari collector Yoshi Hayashi.
Working in Modena right at the start of Enzo Ferrari’s great adventure, Sergio Scaglietti bodied some of the most beautiful cars ever to emerge from Maranello. Scaglietti wasn’t a man who relied on pencil and paper to create his magnificent designs: he worked like a sculptor, fashioning their forms from aluminum. And now Luca di Montezemolo has dedicated the understated yet historically important all-aluminium 612 to the memory of that great designer.