The 612 Scaglietti Is The GT Even Ferrari Seems To Have Forgotten

Before the GTC4Lusso and FF, Ferrari had the 612 Scaglietti to compete against other high-end grand tourers. Build to replace the 456 M, the 2+2 coupe was produced in Maranello from 2004 to 2010.

The 612 Scaglietti hasn’t been that big of a hit with Ferrari enthusiasts. It’s currently selling for around €100,000 ($122,860) in Europe, with barely-driven ones fetching as much as €150,000 ($184,290).

Its 5.7-liter V12 engine produced 540PS (532hp) and 588Nm (434lb-ft) of torque back when it left the factory. Naught to 100km/h (0-62mph) took 4.0 seconds dead, and it reached a top speed of 320km/h (199mph). So, it wasn’t its lack of power that resulted in it not being that popular.

In fact, it was its design, which was deemed by many to be ungainly. Even though it was styled by Pininfarina, let’s just say that it wasn’t one of the Italian studio’s finest hours.

Now, if you’re on the outlook for a V12-engined Ferrari and you have around £90,000-£110,000 (equal to $125,459-$153,338) to spare, plus a buyer’s premium of 15 percent, then you may want to check out the example pictured here.

It’s listed by SilverstoneAuctions for their event at the Silverstone Circuit on May 18, and it’s a bespoke example, created under Ferrari’s ‘One-to-One’ personalization program. Finished in Rosso Mugello, over a brown interior, and equipped with lots of optional features, the right-hand drive 612 was supplied new in March 2009 to the UK.

Since then, it has been properly maintained, as proven by its service book, and has just a little over 24,000 miles (38,624km) on the clock. Prior to the auction, the vendor will service it, and it will be supplied with a fresh MoT. But would that someone be you, if you had the cash?

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  • Six_Tymes

    This is in amazing condition. I always liked this car, simply because its different. But I do happen to like GT cars a lot, so maybe that’s why I have always liked this. Its got a lot of Berlinetta basics in it’s shape, especially from side view. If i could afford it, and it was left hand drive I would buy it.

    • TheHake

      I bet it’s a great car to own and drive. I’d love to have one!

  • Bo Hanan

    This is around the time the ugly started with Ferrari styling.

    • Vítor

      This entire generation of Ferraris (430, 599, 612) was worse looking than the previous one (360, 550/575, 456)

    • SteersUright

      Yeah they really lost their way. Ferrari’s were truly rolling art back in their heyday and since the 1970’s its been quite poor in design with a few notable exceptions. The Ferrari 488 GTB and LaFerrari are the current best looking to my eyes, but even their looks simply do not captivate you the way Ferrari’s once did. The LaFerrari, as cool as it is, looks like a modern Maserati Birdcage or as if it should belong to some other brand but it is, indeed, beautiful to me and the best looking of the lot. Also, its tremendous V12 firmly cements it as a proper Ferrari.
      The 488 GTB continues with Ferrari’s frustrating insistence on “techie” looking headlights and tumor growth single circle tail lights, despite being the most “Ferrari” looking car they make at the moment, even more so than the LaFerrari, though it isnt quite as pretty as that car.
      The GT4C Lusso, 812, and California are heavy pigs, massive, grossly overstyled and nothing but lineup-fillers to me. They are all ugly from most angles and only saved by their Ferrari engines, outside of the turbo 8 cylinder that doesn’t even sing like a proper Ferrari should.

      Yup, automotive design is in a state of flux, given all of the regulatory pressure I’d assume. They certainly have the talent to dream up some beauties if they wanted to, I’d imagine.

  • SteersUright

    I always had a soft spot for this Ferrari. I just feel it never got properly large and wide wheels to fill the massive wheel wells and match the cars large proportions. And all Ferrari V12’s sound glorious.

    • donald seymour

      Thank you for spoiling my viewing pleasure. I really appreciate it. Laugh out Loud.

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    one of the ugliest Ferrari ever! nice color though

  • It begs some question, when were the last time anyone remember Ferrari 456.

    • SteersUright

      I like the 456 as well. It isnt a beauty, but it is a timeless and handsome design.

    • alexxx

      I actually liked that car… More then this 612

      • Glad a lot of people shared some interest into Ferrari forgotten car.

        My mate’s father in law friends (yes, really) own 456 GT Venice 4 door that used to belong to Sultan of Brunei. I like that car.

  • Vassilis

    Really cool car. Both this and the 456.

  • Miknik

    Whilst the proportions look weird with the overly long wheelbase (remind me somehow of Bristols), the clean detailing is so much better than many nowadays so overdone sports car designs. Also this was one of the last Ferraris with an interior looking truly luxurious instead of like a Playstation;

  • Belthronding

    it is not god but all are pininfarina design

  • Vítor

    I always thought Ferraris should be more elegant (like Italy’s Aston Martin) than brash looks-wise, but I understand the ones that want more dramatic design. The 458 is a very beautiful car (I much prefer it’s looks to the 488 and 430) but it also marked the moment that Ferrari design went more on function and less on form. The desire to make the cars as aerodynamically efficient as possible slightly uglied would-be beautiful cars (the F12’s uterus rear, the 488 enourmous side air gaps, the mess that is the 812 ). Both the Portofino and the GTC4 Lusso look gorgeous tho

  • Jorge Teixeira

    I love it, the only “problem” with it is it came after the brilliant 456

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