Friday, June 15, 2007

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (skal-yeti) is a Gran Turismo car produced by Ferrari since 2004. It is a large two door fastback coupe with a 2+2 seating arrangement. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller Ferrari 456M. Its larger size makes it a true 4 seater with adequate space in the rear seats for adults.


The styling of the 612 Scaglietti has proven to be controversial at best. Despite its classic roots, it is considered by some to be rather clumsy — a criticism that is most often directed towards the small rounded headlights. Some also find the length of the hood (which is amazingly long) to be disproportionate to the rest of the body. Others find it merely unassuming: Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson mentioned that car isn't really noticeable compared to other Ferraris.

Performance and Engine:

The 612 is Ferrari's second go at making an all aluminium car , the first being the 360 Modena. Its space frame is made from extrusions and castings of the material, and the aluminium body is welded on. This makes th e car lighter and unbelievably fast. The car is capable of 199 mph (315 km/h) and has a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds. It comes with two six speed transmission options: a conventional manual or the F1A paddle shift system, a much refined version of the F1 system in Ferrari 360 Modena.

The 612 Scaglietti shares its naturally aspirated 5.7 L (5748 cc) V12 engine with the 575M Maranello. The Tipo F133E engine produces 533 hp and 397 kW at 7250 rpm and 588 N.m of torque at 5250 rpm with a compression ratio of 11.2:1.

1 comment:

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