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(Press release by
Ferrari) A genuine four-seater Ferrari, the all-aluminium
612 Scaglietti is the result of an avant-garde design that
guarantees the pure, thoroughbred performance demanded by Ferraristi
combined with uncompromising driver and passenger comfort.
In a unique partnership with Wallpaper*, the leading magazine
for design, interiors, fashion and travel, Ferrari GB 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
Massimo Fumarola, Director of Product Portfolio Development for
Ferrari S.p.A. commented: ‘We were delighted with the approach taken
by Wallpaper* to this very special car. The Carrozzeria
Scaglietti Personalisation Programme offers clients almost complete
creative freedom and the result with this car is truly amazing,
combining a trend-setting style with traditional luxury.’
In addition to the new Handling GTC package and F1 gearbox,
Wallpaper* specified the car in a stunning but subtle two-tone paint
scheme, with two complementary colours Nero and Blu Pozzi which are
also silhouetted in the interior of the car, which has Nero and Blu
Scuro leather Daytona seats with Blu stitching.
The bespoke aspects of the car, designed and manufactured under
Ferrari’s Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme, are:
Wallpaper* branding on the aluminium kickplates, discreet
branding on the leather of the glovebox lid, and a custom-made
leather pocket for the magazine’s new Wallpaper* City Guides which
will be launched in September 2006 as part of the Wallpaper*
10th anniversary celebrations.
Massimo Fedeli, Managing Director of Ferrari GB said: ‘Ferrari
clients in the UK are amongst the most demanding and discerning in
the world. We asked Wallpaper* to create this unique car to
stimulate a debate which would encourage a new generation of
personalised Ferraris that reflect the taste, style, elegance and
luxury that lie at the heart of Ferrari.’
The Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme isn’t
restricted to just the car. Wallpaper* wanted to extend the
bespoke elements to the matching six-piece luggage set which has not
only been designed in the same Nero and Blu Scuro leather as the
interior of the 612 Scaglietti, but the scallops on the luggage
(which reflect the scallops which grace the side of the car itself)
also feature Wallpaper* branding to ensure the car is truly unique.
FERRARI 612 SCAGLIETTI – OVERVIEW
The flagship car in the
Ferrari range, this 2+2 model signals a genuine break with the past.
Ferrari has changed the rules of the game with the 612 Scaglietti to
suit the tastes and needs of a highly sophisticated clientele which
now demands elegance and dynamic comfort as well as blistering
performance. The 612 Scaglietti is very much a third millennium
product, offering a whole new generation of technologies compared to
the 2+2 it replaces. In fact, it isn’t really a 2+2 at all but more
a genuine roomy two-door four-seater that offers its occupants a
comfortable, pleasant ride in all driving conditions.
Grand Tourers are a real Ferrari tradition: the Prancing Horse
marque built its first 12-cylinder 2+2 in 1948 (the 166 Inter,
bodied by Touring), and then added other famous models clothed by
such celebrated names as Ghia, Pinin Farina, and Vignale. These
included the 212 Inter (1951), the 250 GT (1960), the 330 GT (1964),
and the 365 GT (1967) which, for the very first time, boasted an
automatic gearbox on some of the examples built for the American
market, right up until the 456M of the 1990s.
The new model, skilfully designed by Pininfarina to clothe the
engineers’ technical and functional solutions in an aggressive yet
elegant body, was named by Ferrari S.p.A. President Luca di
Montezemolo in honour of Sergio Scaglietti, the Modenese stylist and
coachbuilder who excelled in sculpting aluminium. In fact,
Scaglietti was responsible for bodying some of the most beautiful
Ferraris of the 1950s and 60s.
The 6 of the 612 indicates the car’s displacement (5,748 cc rounded
off), while 12 is the number of cylinders boasted by the engine.
This is a car with all of the fiery temperament and driving pleasure
of a thoroughbred Ferrari, combining thrilling performance, agility
and safety. But it also goes a step further, offering rear
passengers two comfortable, roomy seats.
The second design choice to influence the 612 Scaglietti’s styling
was its architecture. A mid-front layout with the engine mounted
behind the front axle, and the gearbox and differential in unit at
the rear ensure that the centre of gravity is kept as far back and
as low as possible. Other significant masses (cabin, cooling and
exhaust systems, battery, fuel tank) are also positioned much
further back than in a conventional layout.
These solutions, combined with an all-aluminium structure which
lightens the entire car, deliver a centre of gravity that is
considerably lower and further back plus near-perfect weight
distribution (46% front, 54% rear). A particularly impressive
achievement in a front-engined four-seater.
The 612 Scaglietti offers the kind of dynamic performance (0-62 mph
sprint in just 4.2 seconds), stability and nimble manoeuvrability
generally only found in a mid-rear engined car, and still has an
exceptional amount of space for its passengers and their luggage.
The car’s performance is enhanced by a performance-oriented handling
set-up with active damping and the special CST stability and
traction control system, also in use for the very first time on a
As is traditional at the Prancing Horse, the new car also benefits
from the most advanced Ferrari engine and transmission technologies
as well as highly sophisticated aerodynamic research. The 65° V12,
which displaces almost six litres, is a specially tailored
development of the prestigious Ferrari sports car engines. The V12
represents the very pinnacle of Ferrari engine design, thanks in
particular to improved fluid dynamic characteristics of the intake
and exhaust manifolds, generating a blistering 540 hp at 7250 rpm
(almost 100 hp more than the 456M could manage). The result is a car
that is easy to handle in all kinds of conditions and hits speeds of
over 320 km/h at full throttle.
The 612 Scaglietti has the soul of a sporty berlinetta and the
dimensions and design of a luxurious, surprisingly roomy Grand
Tourer. Its innovative styling enhances its architecture (long wheel
base, cab-rear layout, tiny overhangs) and highlights its dynamism
It boasts a large, sculpted body, long aerodynamic bonnet, strong
lines, and characteristic scalloped-sides – the latter a clear
reference to the famous 375 MM built for film director Roberto
Rossellini as a gift for his wife Ingrid Bergman.
As a genuine ‘four-seater’, the 612 Scaglietti does not compromise
when it comes to occupant comfort. In fact, a host of features,
ranging from the size of the doors to specially developed solutions,
such as the hinging system and the easy entry function, means that
all four passengers will find it easy to get in and out of the car
at all times.
The design of the 612
Scaglietti fully expresses the model’s new values. In fact, Ferrari
made a conceptual choice with Pininfarina to ensure that the four-seater
would be a genuine departure from previous Grand Tourer models. It
also made a technical decision that the bodywork would have to
clothe a completely innovative structural layout. The 612 Scaglietti
translates this approach into wonderfully aerodynamic lines. It is
softly and elegantly aggressive, sculpted to express the powerful
personality of a prestigious high performance, surprisingly roomy
Its strong lines run over full, solid surfaces, creating sensual
forms that still have the tension of a true thoroughbred.
The long scallops on the 612 Scaglietti’s flanks lend it character
and aerodynamic elegance too. These are borrowed from another famous
Ferrari, the 375 MM ordered by Roberto Rossellini as a gift for his
wife Ingrid Bergman. The choice of the scalloped sides was far from
casual as the only example ever built of the 375 MM was shown at the
Paris Show in 1954: it was a truly magnificent model that married
high performance engineering with a sophisticated, thoroughbred
The front wheel arches are very long with a shorter overhang while
the rear ones are prominent and muscular to support the C-post. A
dihedral enhances the line along the whole upper side. The projector
headlights have transparent covers. The 612 Scaglietti’s twin xenon
projector headlights also offer a beam that is far superior to
traditional halogen lights.
The traditional Ferrari air intake is given an original twist with
the wheel arches protruding slightly further than the bonnet. The
latter, thanks to a low, pulled-back engine, is set deep between the
wheel arches which are the car’s dominant volumes and give it an
aerodynamic flourish accentuated by the crisp aluminium crease.
The rear section is big and solid-looking with the classic high tail
lights. This design meets the aerodynamic demands of the slender
profile that increases downforce. Especially for the 612 Scaglietti,
Ferrari has added two new shades to its colour range: ‘Rubino
Micalizzato’ and ‘Blu Mirabeau’.
The 612 Scaglietti
boasts a wonderfully sophisticated sporty interior that reflects its
all-aluminium structure and advanced technologies. The pressed or
solid aluminium used for the interior becomes a decorative element:
it’s there on the climate control buttons, the F1A paddles, the
pedals and passenger treadplate.
The dashboard offers the driver a cluster of analogue and digital
instruments. Alongside the big rev counter is the five inch
multifunctional display with three modes: base, trip computer and
The main driving controls are all mounted on the steering wheel too.
The dynamic driving buttons are on the right (activate/deactivate
Sport and CST) and the display buttons are on the left.
The cabin’s functionality is highlighted by the use of great swathes
of beautifully crafted leather which is hand-stitched and discreetly
but incredibly comfortably padded. The same leather used for the
seats is also used for the door pockets handles, and knee rests too.
This is an exclusive, sporty cabin in which comfort is assured by
the climate control and audio systems. The former is dual-zone and
automatically regulates in-car temperature, humidity and ventilation
levels. Aluminium controls on the central console allow both driver
and front passenger to set the air flow strengths and desired
temperature (17 to 27 °C). The vent clusters (on the dash, doors and
central tunnel) guarantee excellent comfort levels to all of the
The sound system includes radio, CD player (a compartment on the
dash holds four CDs while a further six are contained in the CD
loader in the boot) and a six-channel digital unit, developed
especially for the 612 Scaglietti by Bose®. Cutting edge in the
automobile sector, the system offers the same kind of audio quality
of a top flight home entertainment centre. The system boasts three
tweeters on the dash, two woofers and two tweeters on the sides of
the rear seats, one amplified 100 W bass box in the front and one
100 W amplified subwoofer (diameter 250 mm) at head-level. A
microphone in the roof lamp controls the Audio Pilot™ which
automatically equalises the sound if it senses other background
noise or disturbance. Other features offered as standard with the
612 Scaglietti include: a dusk sensor switch which automatically
turns on the headlights when activated, a rain sensor for automatic
windscreen wiper actioning; an antitheft system with alarm (the
immobiliser is controlled by inserting the key which has an in-built
The luggage compartment is bigger too: 240 litres as opposed to the
456M’s 190 and the spare tyre cubby hole can be used for extra
Scaglietti Personalization Programme allows clients, in typical
Ferrari style, to choose the styling flourishes, finishes and
accessories for the car to suit their own tastes and needs, adding a
truly ‘personal touch’ to their 612 Scaglietti. This forges a
special relationship between Ferrari’s clients and their cars.
Four specific areas are covered by the programme: Race and Track,
Exterior and Colours; Interior and Materials; Equipment and Travel.
New for 2006 are the HGTS and HGTC sports equipment packages which
offer customers the option of specially designed modular wheels, a
tuned sports exhaust system and revised suspension and gearbox
settings, with the HGTC package also including Carbon Ceramic
Specifically, the two packages include:
HGTS Package: Sports Exhausts, Modular Wheel Rims 19" with Sport
Tyres, Coloured Brake Callipers, Specific Suspension Control ECU,
Revised F1 Gearbox Software with Shorter Gear Shift times.
HGTC Package: Carbon-Ceramic Brake Discs, CCM System Monoblock Brake
Callipers, Sports Exhaust, Ball-polished Modular Wheel Rims 19" with
Sport Tyres, Colour Brake Callipers, Specific Suspension Control ECU
and Revised F1 Gearbox Software with Shorter Gear Shift times.
With Exterior and Colours, for instance, clients can choose a body
paint that is not in the range or a colour matching a sample. They
can also put ‘Scuderia Ferrari’ shields on the fenders or have red,
yellow or aluminium grey brake callipers. Other options include 19’’
modular five spoke rims wheel with titanium screws (designed by
Pininfarina) or a version polished using an exclusive system to
enhance its shape and volumes.
There is a plethora of personalisation options for the cabin too.
Clients can choose, amongst other things, the colours of the area
above the dash or those lower down in the interior, order heated
front seats, special finishes or Daytona-style upholstery as
featured on the Ferrari berlinetta cars of the past.
The Travel section offers a radio-satellite navigation system that
includes a radio, a CD player and navigator in a single unit,
integrated phone devices including Bluetooth technology (the cell
phone and stereo unit can talk to each other cordlessly). Parking
sensors are also available.
A special repair and wheel inflation kit comes with the 612
Scaglietti as standard. Upon request 19" spare and ‘run flat’ tyres
are available. The latter, which can travel 120 km at zero pressure
at speeds of up to 80 km/h, have a reinforced section that stops the
structure and profile collapsing.
Also available to make life aboard even more luxurious is the
exclusive six-piece Ferrari luggage set specially designed by
Pininfarina for the luggage compartment.