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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti: Buying guide and review (2004-2011)

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The 612 Scaglietti was the beautifully sculpted (if slightly oddly proportioned) successor of the 456, the next in line of the 2+2 V12s that started way back in 1960 with the Ferrari 250. Named after Sergio Scaglietti and with design elements that in part emulated the 1954 375MM, it was an all-aluminium Grand Tourer masterpiece. 
More reliable, faster and with a larger footprint than its predecessor, the 612 was a better car in almost every respect. Its 532bhp 5.7-litre V12 mounted behind the front wheels gave it the kind of performance that is expected of a Ferrari. It also debuted various firsts for Ferrari including an electronic stability management system.
Standard versions were criticised for their muted exhaust notes and comfort biased suspension settings, however the HGTC and HGTS packages could provide the solution with a sports exhaust, tuned suspension and uprated semi-automatic gearbox software. 
Customisation choices were vast, especially if customers opted for the OTO ‘one to one’ program, which allowed even further personalisation. 
The 612 is a relatively subtle looking, and in certain colour choices can almost melt into the background, making it the ideal car for those not wanting too much attention.
Which one to buy?
One of the most expensive cars on the market when new, the 612 has been through its initial heavy depreciation to make it a very viable ownership prospect for those in the know.
Some owners complained of a muted exhaust note, heavy tyre wear and high fuel consumption, however the general consensus was that the 612 is a reliable GT car with the ability to cover ground very rapidly. 2006 saw the introduction of the HGTC and HGTS option packs which added a sports exhaust system, firmer suspension settings, and quicker acting gearboxes with the HGTC further adding carbon ceramic brakes to the mix. These changes made a real difference to the driving experience and are worth having if you prefer a sportier drive to the standard model.
Facelifted in 2008, the 612 received the now common switchable manettino on the steering wheel as well as some other minor changes. 
The 612 is a reliable car and being larger than its predecessor offers true 2+2 motoring. Very low-mileage, multiple owner cars can be more problematic than one-owner high-milers, as hidden issues may have been passed on with each owner. These cars benefit from being driven regularly and with some vigour. Manual cars are hard to find, as well as hugely sought after – making them a very expensive (see prices).
Performance and specs

Engine 5748cc 48valve DOHC V12 
Power 532bhp @ 7250rpm 
Torque 434lb ft @ 5250rpm
Top speed 199mph 
0-62mph 4.3 seconds 
Fuel consumption 13.6mpg 
Gearbox Six-speed manual/six-speed F1 semi-automatic
Insurance group 50
Dimensions and weight
Wheelbase 2950mm
Length 4902mm
Width 1957mm
Height 1344mm
Curb weight 1840kg
Common problems
The 612 is a reliable car with few recurring issues; servicing costs are what you would expect from a V12 Ferrari and a fully documented maintenance history is essential.

• While not specifically a 612 fault, the dashboard switches can become sticky to the touch when left to stand for long periods. Refurbishment or replacement is the only real option. Another issue is the shrinkage of the leather covering the dashboard when cars are left in the sun for extended periods, although this is less common in the UK than warmer climates.

• The optional carbon ceramic brakes are very long lasting but if the discs and pads require replacing you will be in for a hefty bill so check their condition thoroughly.

• Front rims can buckle easily thanks to the low profile tyres. The tyres themselves tend to require replacing every 10,000 miles or so depending on your driving style.

• The very rare manual gearbox versions tend to give little trouble, with clutches lasting a lot longer than their semi-automatic counterparts. The Semi-automatic ‘boxes are also reliable, however they can sometimes give a few problems that require resetting of clutch position sensors or software updates to rectify. A recall in 2008 rectified a problem that could cause the semi-automatic gearbox clutch sensor to malfunction during normal operation.

• The 612 was the first to offer the electronic dashboard that is now commonplace in all Ferraris. It can sometimes have issues with the power supply or electronic board, which will generally need to be resolved at great expense with a replacement unit from Ferrari, or at much reduced cost by specialists who are able to repair the malfunctioning parts.

• Engines are strong and have few inherent faults; they are however one of the last with cambelts and these require replacing every four to five years so budget for this labour intensive job ahead of time. 

• An all-aluminium chassis and body mean that rust is not an issue, but it pays to check the car for any signs of accident damage or corrosion that may have set in around badly repaired panels.
Model history
2004: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti introduced, replacing 456. Available in six-speed manual and semi-automatic transmissions
2006: HGTC and HGTS option packs offered, with sports exhausts and modified suspension settings among the changes
2007: 612 Sessanta built to commemorate 60th anniversary of company. 60 units built.
2008: 612 face lift introduced. OTO (One-to-One) program allowed owners to customise their vehicles to their tastes. OTO options included a photochromatic glass roof. Uprated twin-clutch semi-automatic transmission used for OTO cars. Selectable driving mode Manettino switch standard on all cars
2011: Final 612 rolls off the production line making way for the new FF
Owners clubs, forums and websites
• www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk
• www.dkeng.co.uk
• www.ferrarichat.com
Summary and prices
A good example will set you back around £65,000 with some top condition models with low mileage demanding up to £110,000. As mentioned above, evidence of a comprehensive service history is a must as problematic cars can be expensive to rectify. HGTC packs tend to add a bit to the asking price and limited edition models such as the Sessanta will be significantly higher. Due to its rarity, any 612 fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox will carry a significant premium over the anything with the F1 ‘box.
The 612 Scaglietti is a fantastic long distance tourer with space for four to travel in comfort. Luggage space may be a bit limited, and fuel consumption is predictably heavy but this is a small price to pay for travelling in such style. The timeless, yet understated looks should ensure that demand for these capable cars will remain high for years to come. 
Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 17th Dec 2015
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1


    The first all- aluminium front- engined Ferrari, with the engine fully behind the front axle, and the debut of the F1A semi-automatic gearbox. The Scaglietti introduced a variety of novel concepts to the Ferrari arsenal. Th e 612 Scaglietti’s engine is an evolution of that found in the two-seater 575M Maranello . Changes to the exhaust system, cylinder head inlets and manifolds give the car a 25hp boost over the 575M though, delivering a remarkable 540hp, with a top speed nudging 200mph. Ferrari’s 612 GT, which was named after the legendary Italian coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti , was clothed in an all- aluminium bodyshell designed by Pininfarina . Revisiting one of the designer’s previous cars ; the scalloped side panels and teardrop headlights are inspired by the famous 375 MM Speciale #0456AM. Inside, the Scaglietti has luxurious accommodation for four people, trimmed in the best full-grain leather with contrasting aluminium accents for the switchgear, dashboard trim, drilled pedals and gearbox paddles. This particular 612 Scaglietti was delivered new to the UK in July 2005 and is presented in its original Grigio Silverstone paintwork with sumptuous Crema hide and Grigio Scuro c

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    £169,950 £169,950

    HOME STOCK EMAIL Registered 01/09/2005 19,050 miles Manual Transmission Nero Daytona with Crema Leather and Nero Stitching Nero Carpets Satellite Navigation Bluetooth Connectivity Scuderia Ferrari Shields Aluminium Brake Calipers Yellow Rev Counter Rear Parking Sensors NavTrak Security System Heated Front Seats 27 manual right hand drive cars were brought into the UK £169,950 FURTHER INFORMATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS VEHICLE PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL OUR SALES TEAM SALES@SUPERVETTURA.COM T. +44(0)1344 620072 M. +44(0)7541 888310 FACEBOOK /SuperVettura TWITTER @SuperVettura INSTAGRAM /SuperVettura

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 19050 mi
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti One to One

    £134,950 £134,950

    The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was the first Ferrari Grand Tourer with the ability to Seat four adults in comfort. The design, especially the large side scallops and headlights, pay homage to the custom 1954 Ferrari 375 MM. The 612 was produced at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder in Modena Italy and was the second current generation Ferrari to be all aluminium. The engine was a newly developed version of the Ferrari 575M Maranello. Its 4.7 litre V12 configuration is capable of 196 mph and a 0–60 mph acceleration times of just 4.3 seconds. In 2008 Ferrari revised the 612 and launched the second generation and also offered a 612 “One to One.” One to One signified Ferrari’s special purchase program where a purchaser could fly to the factory in Italy and special order his car to his exact specification with the personal assistance via Ferrari’s Atelier program. The One to One cars also featured Ferrari’s revised dual plate clutch superfast transmission which would be seen 2 years later in the 599, Electrochromic roof, Steering wheel Mannetino, 20” Challenge wheels, Sports exhaust, Carbon Ceramic brakes and the HGT2 package an option

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  • 2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 Semi Auto, Beautiful! NOW SOLD, MORE STOCK REQUIRED


    NOW SOLD...THE MANOR GARAGE URGENTLY REQUIRE STOCK...ALL INTERESTING CARS CONSIDERED.....FERRARI, PORSCHE, LAMBORGHINI, MCLAREN, BENTLEY, ROLLS ROYCE, MODERN AND HISTORIC, ETC. NATIONWIDE COLLECTION, BEST PRICES PAID BY DIRECT BANK TRANSFER.WE ARE BASED IN THE SOUTH WEST AND HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR 34 YEARS.PLEASE CALL 07976321135 OR EMAIL pkeller@manorgarage.co.uk, Open 6 Days A Week (Sundays and Bank Holidays by appointment), Full Workshop And Diagnostic Facilities, Part Exchange Up Or Down, Anything Considered, Warranty Included, Competitive Finance Options. Vehicles Purchased.

    • Year: 2006
    • Mileage: 19800 mi
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

    £77,493 £77,493

    Electric Windows, Alloy wheels ****ALL VEHICLES COME WITH A MINIMUM OF 6 MONTHS RAC WARRANTY, 12 MONTHS BREAKDOWN AND HOME START*****, SILVER, GP Cars are delighted to present for sale, this stunning 612 Scaglietti finished in metallic silver with a full black extended leather interior with grey stitching. This car comes with; 10 SERVICES FROM MAIN DEALER AND INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS, 344 MILES TRAVELLED SINCE LAST SERVICE! Embossed leather with Ferrari logo, 19'' Split rim alloy wheels, Dual zone air conditioning, Multifunction steering wheel with gear change paddles, Electric windows, Sport mode, Switchable traction control, Electrically adjustable steering column, Bi Xenon headlights, Electric door mirrors, Category 1 alarm and immobiliser. This car is HPI clear, we accept credit and debit card payments, we can organise competitive finance for you and we would be happy to take your current vehicle in as part exchange. Viewing by appointment only (MT54WVK), £77,493, If somebody replies with the e-mail address leontommy6gmail.com, please disregard and inform us directly, as they are not associated to our business.

    • Mileage: 30000 mi
    • Engine size: 5500
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti


    Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (UK RHD), 2005, 44,000 miles, full-service history, superb condition, just having a full service including cambelts at Emblem Sports Cars, extras include 20″ monolithic wheels, new Pirelli tyres fitted, black calipers and factory Scuderia shields. Registration number F1 5AG included in the price. £78,995

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 44000 mi
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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Coupe

    £76,000 £76,000

    Lovely example left hand drive Ferrari 612 Scaglietti finished in Blue Oltremare with Tan Leather interior, also has the HGTS pack. Having completed 61,516 km (38,224 miles) this is an excellent family car and has recently had a major service carried out by ourselves

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 38224 mi
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  • Ferrari 612 5.5 Scaglietti F1 L.H.D

    £89,875 £89,875

    Age: 2007/ 57 Plate Transmission: Auto/F1 Mileage: 16,000 Km’s Upgrades – Daytona Style Seat Trim, Radio Navigation System, Ball Polished Modular Wheel Rims 19in/Sport Tyres, Scuderia Ferrari Shield on Front Wing, Carbon Interior Trim, Brake Caliper in Yellow, Rear Parking Sensor, Front Park Sensors, Brake Calipers in Yellow Colour, HGTS Package, Yellow Rev Counter, Service history, Excellent bodywork, Interior – Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Excellent, Standard Features – Alarm, Upholstery Leather, 3×3 point rear seat belts, Alloy wheels, Central locking, Airbags, Immobiliser, Parking aid, Power steering, Satellite navigation. Metallic Black, Boss Sound, Stunning car, LHD registered in Monaco with only 16,000 Km’s. The car will come with a 6 month warranty with the option to upgrade to a 12 or even 24 month policy.

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  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Coupe

    £160,000 £160,000

    We are pleased to offer this immaculate January 2005 Manual Ferrari 612 Scaglietti finished in Rosso Corsa with Crema seats which have Rosso inserts and Rosso piping. This striking vehicle also features a Rosso coloured dash, lower trim panel and steering wheel with Cream leather headlining. Red carpets, red brake calipers, factory Scuderia wing shields and rear parking sensors. To further enhance this unique vehicle, it has 20" 599 wheels fitted and the HGTS rear anti-roll bar handling pack.

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 28500 mi
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  • 2006 (55) FERRARI 612 COUPE Scaglietti 2dr F1A

    £104,995 £104,995

    Our car is a 2006 / 55 Registered Left Hand Drive Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 with the Handling GTC Package, in Nero, with Nero Interior, having covered 3,784 miles by 1 Owner. EXTERIOR The exterior is presented to you in Nero, which is in an unblemished and excellent condition. INTERIOR The contrasting Nero interior with Grigio Scuro (Dark Grey) Stripes throughout the Daytona Style Seats and also Stitching in Grigio Scuro, which really complements the dark Nero exterior. The interior in excellent condition. SPECIFICATION The Ferrari 612 already has a huge specification, however it is enhanced by the following options: Exterior in Nero Daytona Style Seats in Nero Yellow Brake Calipers Dark Painted Aluminium Heated Front Seats Handling GTC Package Leather Dash Inserts 'Scuderia Ferrari' Shields Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Passenger Airbag Off System Yellow Rev Counter Front and Rear Parking Sensors Coloured Standard Stitching in Grigio Scuro (Dark Grey) Daytona Seat Leather Stripes in Grigio Scuro (Dark Grey) HISTORY The service history is as follows: 08/12/2007 - 199 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer 02/09/2011 - 1,721 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer 27/11/2015 - 3,501 Miles - Ferrari Main Dealer It has just recently had an MOT which expires in 22nd April 2017. WHEELS, BRAKES & DISCS The car is presented with Pirelli P-Zero Tyres with Yellow Brake Calipers. The wheels are presented with Pirelli P-Zero's all around: Front: 245 x 40 x ZR19 Rear: 285 x 40 x ZR19 Tread Depths are: Front Right: 6mm Front Left: 6mm Rear Right: 4mm Rear Left: 4mm The car comes with Service Book, 2 Keys and other Documents. To make an appointment to view, please call our customer services team on 01772 663777. Viewing strictly by appointment. Prior to offering for sale, all cars are subject to the AMARI Inspection, a stringent 170 point investigation of the car cosmetically, electrically and mechanically. Our resident master technicians attend to all issues prior to offering the car for sale, using the very latest and best diagnostic equipment, state of the art tools and methods. Our highly qualified master technicians can carry out servicing on all road cars, from the standard family hatch back to the latest Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin... We are the only independent dealer with full Ferrari SDX Diagnostics and the Lamborghini LARAS Diagnostics systems. Our fully equipped workshop enables us to attend to any electrical, and mechanical issues, from intricate electrical repairs and renewals, to brake disc Skimming and air conditioning recharging. Before collection all cars go through our exhaustive detailing process (can take up to three days) using only the worlds finest Swissvax products, carried out by our professional certified Swissvax trained technicians, covering every aspect of the car inside and out. Collection and delivery throughout the UK can be offered through the most reputable manufacturer championed company who use only the very latest covered car transporters with extensive experience of transporting cars across the world. Vehicles are supplied with a three month warranty *Exclusions Apply. We offer part exchange and finance facility on most cars. AMARI Lifestyle Limited T/As AMARI SuperCars is authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (663066)

    • Mileage: 3784 mi
    • Engine size: 5.7
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