Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, named for the Modenese designer who mastered the automotive aluminum form, is designed to be the world’s finest 2+2 seat sport coupe. It is designed by Pininfarina, which advances the sports coupe paradigm while paying homage to the famed Ferrari 375MM Coupe commissioned in 1954 for Ingrid Bergman by Roberto Rossellini.
The 612 Scaglietti combines luxury and exceptional functionality with supreme driving pleasure. Styling is built entirely of aluminum, which provides extremely high structural rigidity while significantly reducing weight, the 612 Scaglietti is a new breed of 2+2 sports cars. Compared with the outgoing 456M, the new 612 Scaglietti weighs 132 pounds less, providing superior handling and road-holding capabilities. A car clearly in a league of its own, the 612 can carry four passengers in comfort and still achieve speeds and cornering forces most sports cars can only dream of. The V12 engine in the 612 Scaglietti is positioned behind the front axle providing a mid-front engine layout which optimizes traction by placing 54 percent of the vehicle’s weight on the rear wheels.
Further enhancing traction is CST – Traction and Stability Control ? a unit that governs all the car’s electronic safety systems (ABS, ASR and EBD) and the car’s adaptive suspension to ensure maximum control. The CST can be overridden for track use at the driver’s discretion. Space and efficiency complements the 612 Scaglietti high performance and deliver the highest levels of thrust and balance without sacrificing comfort and luxury.
The 612 Scaglietti is the pinnacle of the Italian automotive style. It boasts light but rigid all-alloy construction, a superb 540 bhp V12 engine displacing just under six liters, the new F1 paddle shift transmission, the first application of integrated stability and traction control in a Ferrari, an adaptive suspension including continuously variable shock absorbers.