FERRARI 612 SCAGLIETTI
Designed at Pininfarina under Frank Stephenson, the now Chief Designer at McLaren and widely regarded as one of the most influential automotive designers of our time. The 612 was produced at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder in Modena.
Indisputably an elegant car, with the added benefit of a genuinely practical interior. The cabin is snug yet spacious up front, with adult sized accommodation to the rear.
The ride is as smooth as you'll find in any grand tourer, and any noise from outside is shut out with impressive efficiency. The forgiving controls also mean that the 612 is easy to drive in traffic.
This spectacular 2008 model Scaglietti has the poise and well balanced weight distribution to attack corners as well as any sports car. Equally central to the car's appeal is the V12 engine, providing immense power and a delicious sound.
The elegant Bordeaux over Nero Metallic coachwork accents beautifully with the leather interior, featuring quilted seat centres.
To be cherished as much for the sake of its artistic merit, as for its place in the history of the marque, let alone the sheer driving pleasure.
DD Classics, 97-101 North Road
Kew, TW9 4HJ, Surrey
Nov 16, 2017