May 28, 2011

Supercar Profile – Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Written by : waynearmstrong| 0 | Automotive
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

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The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is somewhat of a departure from the traditional Ferrari brand of two-seater coupes but remains true to the label with styling that is reminiscent of legendary racing Ferraris from the 1950s.?The 612 Scaglietti debuted in 2004 as a replacement to the more svelte Ferrari 456M.?The 612 Scaglietti is one of the only Ferrari automobiles to incorporate four seats.

The Ferrari Scaglietti is a Gran Turismo car with two doors and a fastback coupe design.?The 612 is manufactured at the Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant owned by Ferrari in Modena, Italy.?The headlights and side scallops are reminiscent of the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that was built by Roberto Rossellini in homage to his wife, Ingrid Bergman.

Another reason the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is unique for Ferrari is that it is only the second Ferrari to be made solely of aluminium.?The first all-aluminium Ferrari was the 360 Modena.?The 612 Scaglietti has a space frame that was developed in conjunction with Alcoa, the aluminium structure manufacturer.?A space frame consists of interlocking struts that comprise a geometric structure that is lightweight and truss-like in appearance.?The aluminum body is welded onto the space frame for extra rigidity and performance.?The new Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano also incorporates this style of chassis.

The 612 Scaglietti is front-engined, sporting a 5.7 litre V12 engine that was also used in the Ferrari 575M Maranello.?The engine produces 533 horse power at just over 7,200 rpm and has a compression ratio of 11.2:1.?The 612 Scaglietti’s top speed is 199 miles per hour (315 kilometers an hour) and reaches 60 miles per hour from a dead stop in 4.2 seconds.?Buyers of the 612 Scaglietti have the option of choosing from a conventional 6-speed manual transmission or the F1A paddle shift system similar to that used in the Ferrari 360 Modena.

Ferrari has also released a limited number of Scagliettis in celebration for the company’s 60th anniversary.?Limited edition 612 Scagliettis feature an innovative electrochromatic glass roof that has adjustable opacity.?Ferrari will manufacture just 60 of these Scagliettis, ensuring that they will remain special and rare.

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is every bit a drivers Ferrari,even though it has room for the kids in the back. It also looks as good as it performs. At we have a great Ferrari 612 Scaglietti gallery for you to take a look at. We also have quite a number of other Ferrari road car profiles and galleries. Why not come along and take a look around?

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