Text by Cheryl Tay
Photos by Adrian Wong
Its name might be a bit hard to pronounce, but the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (skall-yet-e or sky-yet-e) is a pretty easy car to drive.
Named after Sergio Scaglietti, the legendary Modenese stylist and coachbuilder behind some of the most beautiful Ferraris of the 1950s and 60s, the 612 was produced at Ferrari’s Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, previously the home of Sergio’s, in Modena, Italy.
This Italian grand tourer produced by Ferrari between 2004 and 2010 has been replaced by the Ferrari FF in 2011, but here is a pre-owned unit that you can be a proud owner of.
Designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a huge two-door fastback coupe that replaced the 456M GT Scaglietti and this is a 2+2 that can comfortably sit adults in the back.
Its design with the large side scallops and headlights is a form of respect for the customised 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that Italian film director and screenwriter Roberto Rossellini commissioned for his wife Ingrid Bergman, an American-born Swedish actress who has Academy Awards and Emmy Awards to her name.
The first all-aluminium vehicle for Ferrari was the 360 Modena, followed by this 612.
Sharing the same engine as the 575M Maranello, the front-mounted rearward-placed 5,748cc V12 block holds 533bhp and 588Nm at its maximum and can hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.3 seconds.
Switching the gears with the six-speed F1A semi-automatic paddle shifts, this system is a refined version of the one in the 360.
Although the car may seem bulky, it is nimble on its feet and picks up quickly when you need it to.
Inside, the leather upholstery is lavish and the seats are comfortable.
Registered in May 2007, this particular 612 has upgraded its rims and exhaust system.
Going with a price tag of S$498,800 at Urban Motors, it has about 25,000km on its mileage counter.
For a closer look at it, you may head down to Urban Motors.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti – Technical Specifications
Engine: 5,748cc V12
Gearbox: 6-speed F1A semi-automatic paddle shifts
Max Power: 533bhp at 7,250rpm
Max Torque: 588Nm at 5,250rpm
Top Speed: 315km/h
0-100km/h: 4.3 secs
*URBAN Spotlight is a three-part series of interesting cars found at Urban Motors, a pre-owned car business in Singapore.
Urban Motors Pte Ltd
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T: +65 6747 1110 / +65 6841 1110