2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s the Pietro Camardella designed Ferrari 456, and subsequent 456M, were the tried and true gold standard 2+2 Grand Tourer for consumers looking to cover long distances swiftly, while in the utmost comfort and luxury possible. After a nearly decade-long production run, Ferrari decided it was time for a worthy successor to the 456. Building on the provenance that the 456 garnered as a 2+2 GT, in 2004, Ferrari presented the magnificent 612 Scaglietti to the world, as the result of avant-garde design, to carry the 2+2 GT torch forward ushering in Ferrari’s modern era of 2+2 GT cars.
Ferrari worked in lock step with Pininfarina to ensure that the 612 Scaglietti’s design would be a departure from recent GT models, yet intertwining the glorious past in a sophisticated classy allure. While infusing a twinge of sporty character dancing amongst svelte body lines, Pininfarina paid particular homage to one of the 612’s predecessors, the achingly beautiful coach built 1954 375MM Coupe Scaglietti, through gorgeously sculpted side scallops and exposed greenhouse-like headlights, fusing the past with the future.
Once the Pininfarina design was established, Ferrari chose construction of the body to be produced at the legendary Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant. Fittingly, this was the former home of Ferrari’s coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti, known as the “maestro of aluminum” who was responsible for some of the beautiful 50’s and 60’s Ferrari’s, aptly lending the Scaglietti name to the new 612. This would be appropriate on multiple levels as the 612 was slated to be just the second all aluminum frame and body, following the 360. The aluminum space frame chassis was to be manufactured in collaboration with Alcoa, the American aluminum masters, resulting in a significant reduction in overall weight and ushering in an exceptional increase in torsional rigidity appropriate for the flagship Grand Tourer.
Excellence was not skin deep, however. Powering the 612 Scaglietti would be the same spin-tingling 5.7L V12 found in the resplendent 575 Superamerica, paired to Ferrari’s state-of-the-art, highly refined, F1A SuperFast transmission sending power to the rear wheels. Its sumptuous cabin is an experience in itself, covered in buttery soft natural full-grain leathers, the luxurious and spacious interior allowing for a true four person driving escapade in utmost comfort, with the highest quality of creature comforts and modern technology. Combining all of these aspects, the exterior design, manufacturing process, drivetrain, and interior, the 612 Scagelietti reset the bar for what a modern 2+2 GT should be, and rightfully set it high.
Available now, The Cultivated Collector’s impeccably well-optioned 612 Scaglietti, Chassis 158921, represents the best Ferrari had to offer pre-OTO. Leaving Maranello with almost no option box left unchecked, 158921 was born with, but not limited to, the rare HGT2 handling package, carbon ceramic brakes, ball polished Challenge wheels, carbon fiber upper and lower interior trim, front & rear parking sensors and camera, as well as an alcantara upholstered headliner. Landing in the United States, 158921 was delivered new to Ferrari of Central New Jersey in Nero paint over a Nero interior with Daytona seats, it has covered a scant 16,550 miles from new and benefits from regular service as well as a recent major servicing. Ready to whisk occupants away in opulent Italian style and luxury, The Cultivated Collector’s 612 Scaglietti is a sensational example of Maranello’s legendary 2+2 Grand Tourer that is sure to leave a smile on your face.