This is a lovely example of Ferrari's flagship 4 seater model from the mid 2000's. It is great they are now available at an attractive price so more people can enjoy what amazing cars they are. Our car is a 2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1, UK RHD, Finished in the perfect combination of Nero Daytona with Crema Leather. Our car has the larger Alloy Wheels and also factory scuderia shields on the front wings, really the perfect spec. The car has covered 59k Miles from new with a full service history.
In naming its new four-seater Gran Turismo after Carrozzeria Scaglietti, Ferrari acknowledged the immense contribution made by its Maranello neighbour and close collaborator over the preceding 50 years. Founded by Sergio Scaglietti in 1951 and now a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company has been responsible for manufacturing many of Ferrari's most memorable cars.
The 612's design brief called for a car capable of accommodating four adults in comfort, rather than being merely a '2+2', without sacrificing any of the superlative driving dynamics excepted by dedicated Ferraristi. The biggest Ferrari road car when introduced, the 612 Scaglietti afforded increased rear-seat knee room, almost 3" more headroom and considerably greater luggage space than its 456M forebear, courtesy of a wheelbase lengthened by all of 13.8". Research had shown that acceleration improved markedly if a more rearwards weight bias could be achieved, the target figures for the 612's front/rear split being 45/55 percent compared to the 456's 57/43. Meeting this requirement, which involved moving the engine back, while maintaining adequate interior space could only be achieved by means of an extended wheelbase, hence the generous stretch.
In styling the 612, Pininfarina paid homage to one of its most famous past creations – the fabulous 375MM commissioned by renowned Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini for his wife, Ingrid Bergman and first seen at the Paris Salon in 1954 – the long nose and scalloped sides of which find echoes in the Scaglietti. While the styling might have been 'retro', the underlying structure was all innovation. Normally, increasing a car's size results in a proportionate gain in weight, yet the 612 Scaglietti weighs less than the smaller 456M and is 54 percent stiffer in torsion. The 'secret' lies in the 612's lightweight aluminium chassis, a mixture of extrusions, castings and panels, which replaces the traditional sheet-steel monocoque.
No content with merely shedding weight as a means of boosting performance, the 612 featured an improved version of the 575M Maranello's 5,748cc 65-degree V12 engine producing 540bhp and 434lb/ft of torque. The optional F1A transmission too underwent significant improvement, incorporating extra synchronisation cones for swifter changes, while manual/automatic, 1st and reverse gears could now be selected using a gate on the centre console, rather than only by means of the steering-wheel paddles.
The 612 Scaglietti had active damping and adaptive suspension, its steering wheel-mounted controls enabling selection of either 'Normal' or 'Sport' modes while the integrated Electronic Stability and Traction Control System (CST) was a Ferrari first. Lighter, more powerful and endowed with superior suspension and brakes, the 612 Scaglietti lapped around six seconds quicker around Ferrari's Fiorano test track than the 456M. Its top speed? 196mph.
'The interior of the 612 Scaglietti is stylishly fashioned with a focus on comfort and practicality,' said Ferrari. 'The dominant materials are stitched handcrafted leather, and aluminium. This is a sporting, sophisticated interior that reflects the 612's high-tech soul and old-world pedigree.' Dual-zone climate control and a specially developed nine-speaker Bose digital sound system were among the host of desirable standard features.
She is showing as having 8 owners, comes with a great spec, is fully serviced, the last full service with cambelts carried out in July 2018. Our car is the cheapest Right Hand Drive available anywhere we could see, comes with all factory books and toolkit and drives as it should, it is ready for its next proud owner.