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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Cool [ 16 ] ** [59.26%]
meh. [ 6 ] ** [22.22%]
Uncool [ 5 ] ** [18.52%]
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post Dec 29 2009, 09:55 AM
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The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (Italian pronunciation: [skaʎˈʎetti]) is a grand tourer produced by Ferrari since 2004. It is a large two door fastback coupé. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller 456 M; its larger size makes it a true 4 seater with adequate space in the rear seats for adults.
The design, especially the large side scallops and the headlights, pays homage to the custom 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman.

For me, this car is the Ferrari for the Tifoso. Front engined V12 four seater. This is the ultimate grand touring Ferrari, and I think one of the most underloved cars out there.

This car hits all the right buttons for me. And I think it is the coolest car Ferrari currently makes.

Let me defend that real quick:

It isn't something that needs carbon ceramic brakes, or knife edge handling. It doesn't try to be cool, it just is. This car isn't about 0-60 times or Nurburgring laps, it's cool in an unapologetic, traditional sense.

The Ferrari F430 is for impressing people with your money, the 612 is for not caring what others think.

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post Dec 31 2009, 04:22 AM
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I had to think about why I'd voted cool for this car, and I finally realized. Ferraris are cars that appeal strongly to your emotions, and among the current range this is the one that has the greatest emotional appeal. I think the reason is between the California and the 599...it's completely pointless. The only genuine reason you could have for buying the 612 is so that you'd have a Ferrari that seats four in comfort, which is a pretty small group of people. Most would just buy another make of car.

The reason I think it's pointless otherwise is because the California does the whole grand touring just as well for a lot less cash, and with the added bonus of a folding hardtop. The 599 also does grand touring extremely well, costs less, and can be a true supercar when the need arises as well. So why would anyone ever buy the 612? Simple, because they love it.
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