2007 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
- Shown at the 2006 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile)
- Equipped with the desirable HGTC package
- Attractive Blu Tour de France over grey interior
- Just under 23,100 km from new
Launched in 2004, the 612 Scaglietti honoured the company-owned coachbuilding firm that has bodied many of Ferrari’s most famous production models over the decades. Replacing the 456, the new model featured a front mid-engined layout that was positioned behind the front axle, which resulted in increasing the wheelbase substantially and enabling an interior with four full-size seats.
Able to carry a quartet of adults, the 612 Scaglietti was a genuine grand tourer that could take on and easily beat the likes of Bentley and Mercedes-Benz. With 540 bhp at 7,250 rpm, it could reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and it had a staggering top speed of 199 mph. An aluminium space-frame chassis and alloy panelling reduced the car’s weight significantly from the 456, and it also increased its torsional stiffness by an incredible 60%, making this an excellent-handling car.
The car offered here sits proudly in its classic colour scheme of Tour De France Blue over grey and was fitted with the desirable HGTC package. This included a gearshift that was 10% quicker, carbon brakes, sports exhaust, and a stiffer anti-roll bar setting made for a much more visceral driving experience. This option was by no means cheap, but amplified the capabilities and soundtrack of the already magnificent grand tourer.
Interestingly, before being sold new to its first private owner, this particular 612 was displayed on the Ferrari stand at the 2006 Paris Motor Show alongside a black 599 GTB and a F2005 Formula 1 car. After appearing at the motorshow, the car was shipped to the United Arab Emirates where it remained for several years, before being imported to the U.K.
It is hard to find a four-seater Ferrari in such an incredible colour combination and specification. Whether it is through the mountains, coastal roads, or the highway, this 612 HGTC is a must-have and a real star of the future.