Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Origins
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is the largest road car manufactured by Ferrari. It seats four, detouring from the usual 2+2 design. The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is named after famous coachbuilder and Modena stylist Sergio Scaglietti. The six in 612 denotes the liter displacement, and the 12 denotes the number of cylinders.
The all-aluminum chassis of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti marks the second time Ferrari has produced an all-aluminum vehicle, after its groundbreaking 360 Modena. The company collaborated with Alcoa to form its space frame, which is made from castings and extrusions with the aluminum body welded onto it.
The launch of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti marks the first time a Ferrari was launched in North America. The launch also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the first Ferrari to the United States.About the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti accommodates four people. It has a well-balanced front-engine, rear-wheel drive system. The car also gains recognition for its strong lines; long, sleek hood; and signature scooped flanks. Moreover, it is relatively lightweight due to its full aluminum structure. Additionally, the owner can customize the interior of the car.
The Ferrari 612 boasts a 540 horsepower, 5748cc V-12 with four valves per cylinder. It has CST (Control for Stability and Traction) as a handling aid. This is the first Ferrari with the CST feature. The car can reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph. The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti also includes a satellite navigation system, Bluetooth, MP3 player, and flash memory card reader. The card can store up to 4 GB of music.
The instrument panel of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti offers analog and digital display settings. The seats are power adjustable, and the car has an elegant cockpit finish. Its leather door and dash trim match the seats and steering wheel accents.Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Features
The last version of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was unveiled in 2011. (The Ferrari FF succeeded it.) The car was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. The latest version of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti incorporates a lot of changes like gasoline hybrid technology. It contains a V-12 engine with at least 533 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque, as well as a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti has the same V-12 engine as the 575M Maranello. The 5.748-liter capacity V-12 has a compression ratio of 11.2 to 1, and it gives the car a top speed of 196 mph. As previously mentioned, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti can reach 62 mph, from a standstill, in 4.3 seconds.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti offers two transmission options. The first is the standard six-speed manual gearbox, and the second is the optional F1-style gearbox system with paddle shifters.Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Evolution
The Ferrari 2004 612 Scaglietti offers two transmission options that each offered six speeds. While F1 fans can opt for a Ferrari six-speed paddle shift system, others can go for a normal six-speed manual. The safety features of the car include an anti-lock brake system, air bags, a parking sensor, a fog lamp, and traction control.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 2008 model was launched at the International Auto Show. This model offers more customization options. It has a Ferrari Manettino dial on the steering wheel, a SuperFast gearbox, a panoramic roof, and a new clutch system for faster shift speeds.
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 2008 model also introduces the Bose entertainment system that includes 5.1 digital surround sound, satellite radio, audio and video DVD playback, an on-board TV tuner, and a hands-free cell phone link.
The 2011 model Ferrari 612 Scaglietti has ball-polished modular wheels. It also comes in two-tone paint options. The car performs well, even on sub-par roads. The six-speed manual transmission helps the driver shift gears with great ease. The transmission also allows for well-balanced weight distribution in the front (46 percent) and the rear (54 percent). The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti runs on 18-inch front-wheels and 19-inch rear-wheels.