Enzo Ferrari was adamant that only a V12 car carry the Ferrari name, using his son's name Dino for everything else until 1976. Unless you have driven a V12 car, it's a bit hard to express how those extra pistons change the experience- but they give you a sense that everything the car does is effortless. This car is named in honor of Sergio Scaglietti, the man behind the design of Ferrari in the 50's and 60's- arguably some of the most beautiful cars ever built. More specifically, inspired by a Ferrari that Sergio was commissioned to design as a wedding present from Roberto Rossellini to Ingrid Bergman. It was the 1st Ferrari with a body crafted out of aluminum (handy for salty Minnesota winter roads...but it will never see one of those) and the last of an era of smooth flowing lines, versus the far more angular design favored today. It's also eminently practical with room for 4 (comfortably, believe it or not) and several grocery bags in the boot- you can get home from Target at 200mph before the ice cream melts. There are not a-lot of these around- averaging less than 100 per year built for the US market during its 7 year production run. While red is a common Ferrari color- it is not for the Grand Touring cars like the 612, making this one of only a handful. When I took ownership of this car in 2012, it had some custom wheels that were way to over the top for me... and I understood the previous owner paid about as much for them as a new Honda Civic. I tried forever to sell them- and finally threw in the towel because I just wanted them out of my garage. Oops. I recently discovered that before I owned this car... rapper Lil Wayne had it, and it was featured in a music video with those wheels! Those are now bolted to someones pickup truck... if only that guy knew.
- You get a photo album of your car being produced from Ferrari. A couple of those pics are below... along with the infamous wheels.
- 533 HP
- 5.7L V12
- Curb Weight 4,100 lbs
- 0-60 4.1 Seconds
- Top Speed of 199 MPH
There's a ton if you search- but this video on the engine production gives you a sense of how the whole car is built. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xugPR8RE8kc
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