Ever since its founding in 1947, Ferrari has been producing some of the industry’s finest and most luxurious sports cars. The style of Ferrari has always leaned more towards elegance, and every single model that’s graced the company’s production line has always had the same airs. Some would say that there are two different kinds of Ferraris—those that stand out in one’s memory and those that get lost in the folds. Perhaps the most memorable Ferraris are usually the ones that have some deep history and/or controversy associated with them. Some might say that the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is probably one of the most forgettable Ferraris ever made, but we beg to differ. Let’s talk about why we believe the 612 Scaglietti is special, and we’ll tell you just how you can get your hands on one.
Designed to replace the smaller Ferrari 456, the 612 Scaglietti saw production from 2004 until 2011. It’s a 2+2 coupé grand tourer, continuing Ferrari’s tradition and making it one of the brand’s many true 4-seater sports cars. The 612 was named in honor of Sergio Scaglietti, a renowned coachbuilder from Modena, Italy. The 612 also happened to be produced at the Ferrari Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant. Throughout its production timeline, the Scaglietti underwent a few changes including the addition of the SuperFast robotic gearbox and an electrochromatic glass roof in 2007. In 2008, Ferrari launched to OTO (one-to-one) personalization program that allowed clients to customize a variety of options for the 612. After 2008, clients could only purchase a 612 through the OTO program. Eventually, this program would be used for all of Ferrari’s cars. During this time, Ferrari also recalled hundreds of 612s manufactured between 2005 until 2007 that had the automated manual F1 transmission. In 2011, the 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF.
There’s a reason why the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti looks like a vintage car. The exterior of the vehicle is largely influenced by the body of Ferraris from the 50s and 60s. This is the conceptual shift marked by the use of Pininfarina design of the Scaglietti, making the car remarkably different from the GT models that came before it. The 612 Scaglietti is a true 2+2; the car can comfortably fit 4 adults without any feeling of tightness. The car is longer in comparison to other models, providing more legroom especially for the back seats. The stratified glass roof makes the car feel even more spacious than it already is. The roof also has the electrochromatic feature, which allows the user to adjust the tint settings of the glass as needed. The 612 comes with 3 tint levels.
The 612 Scaglietti also happens to offer a bit more under the hood. This GT has a sensible engine—a 5.7-litre V12 that can churn out 533 bhp. You can definitely hit speeds of up to 320 km/h on the 612, and it can accelerate from 0mph to 100mph in just about 4 minutes.
The interior of the car is just as impressive as the exterior. Of course, many clients use the OTO program for customization. But since all cars have already been in production, the OTO simply wouldn’t work in this scenario. Nevertheless, any Ferrari customization is expected to only be the best. The highest quality leather interior and clean curves are just some of the features of a 612 interior. The stitching details on the 612’s seats highlight the kind of meticulous attention the company is known for.
The 612 Scaglietti inspired a variant known as the Sessanta. As the Italian word for “sixty,” the Sessanta was released to commemorate the 60thanniversary of Ferrari in 2007, and it was released during that year’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s a limited edition variant that only saw 60 cars in production. The Sessanta was built completely on the body of the Scaglietti, but the variant was only created in 2 colors: Grigio Scuro (dark gray/black) and Rubino Micalizzato (ruby red mica/metallic black). Most 612 Sessantas came in two-toned designs, but there were a handful ordered in a single tone.
Why buy a Scaglietti
Ferrari cars are all excellent. While every model will vary in design to the next, not all will be based on something historical. The design aspect of the Scaglietti and its namesake alone are special attributes that only the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti possesses. There were only 3,025 of these cars ever produced. While this may not be a small enough number to call the series limited, it’s important to note that every single 612 Scaglietti is custom designed. Every single Scaglietti produced has its own story, making it just as worthy a buy like any limited edition vehicle. The 612 Sessanta would be an even better buy if one can find it somewhere.
Price and availability
The 612 Scaglietti range in price, and this range typically depends on the car’s customizations. We’ve seen these cars go for around the $85,000 price range, but Scagliettis generally go for more or less $100k in price. Since these cars are fairly new, you won’t find any Scaglietti with vintage prices. There are a few online Ferrari dealers that might have good offers. We highly suggest continuously checking reputable sites for updated inventory. The next best option would be to go to your local Ferrari dealer for possible listings. They’d have more information on which Ferrari owners are selling and if they’re selling Scagliettis.
If you’re in the market for the Ferrari 612 Sessanta, expect to pay much more. With only 60 in total production, it’s rare for the Sessanta to go on sale, and it’s even more rare to catch. The last Sessanta we saw for sale was sold quickly in Naples, Florida for a whopping premium of $421,781 USD. It's exactly the kind of price that reflects the value of the vehicle.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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