2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti | new car review

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by

A genuine four-seater, the all-aluminium 612 Scaglietti is the result of an avant-garde design that guarantees the pure, thoroughbred performance combined with uncompromising driver and passenger comfort.

Now in production for the last couple of years, the is definitely a flagship model for the well-heeled cognoscenti incorporating the latest technologies. The 6 of the 612 indicates the car’s displacement (5,748cc rounded off), while 12 is the number of cylinders boasted by the engine.

The design choice to influence the Ferrari 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 center of gravity is kept as far back and as low as possible.

The 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti offers the kind of dynamic performance (0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.2 seconds), stability and nimble maneuverability generally only found in a mid-rear engine cars, and still has exceptional amount of space for its passengers and their luggage.

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-degree V12, which displaces almost six litres, generates a blistering 540hp at 7250 rpm. The result is a car that is easy to handle in all kinds of conditions and hit speeds of over 320 km/h at full throttle. A six-speed track-derived gearbox with paddle shifts on the steering wheel is employed.

In effect, the 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is one of the most beautiful modern Ferrari. It has the soul of a sporty Berlinetta along with the dimensions and design of a luxurious, surprisingly roomy Grand Tourer, all clad in a sensuous form.

Technical Specifications
Engine5.7-litre V12
Power540bhp
Torque588Nm
TransmissionManual/Automatic

Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 1,180,000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Aston Martin DB9
Bentley Continental GT
Lamborghini Murceilago

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