The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Pininfarina Styling

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Ferrari 612

"The F 137 design developed around the concept of a GT model that, unlike the 456M, would be more than just a 2+2. While the use of light alloys and the choice of a specific kind of architecture deliver pure thoroughbred Ferrari performance, a carefully designed interior also means that the 612 Scaglietti offers excellent onboard comfort and space. The layout of the cabin and the relevant components combined with ergonomic research made it possible for us to fit four seats into a roomy, elegant yet exceptionally functional space. The car’s Pininfarina styling, developed to suit its structural layout, is designed to epitomise the car’s dynamism and performance. The comfortably roomy interior, which comes courtesy of the very efficient chassis, will mean that the occupants get to experience the clean, thrilling roar of the Ferrari V12."

The 612 Scaglietti is by definition a car designed for long journeys: it will eat up the miles on motorways, mixed terrain and even urban areas. This is an exciting car to drive, technologically sophisticated yet nimble and wonderfully comfortable to use in day-to-day situations.

Even getting in and out of the car is no longer awkward for rear passengers. Once aboard, they can experience the 612 Scaglietti’s stunning performance in a sophisticated, sports car style interior, from the comfort of soft, body-hugging seats that offer exceptional legroom and headroom too.

Roominess

This is because, beneath its elegant, aerodynamic exterior, the 612 Scaglietti is surprisingly roomy and comfortable, an effect achieved thanks to careful design of the car’s structural architecture, wheel base, dimensions (particularly its length), the position of the cabin and the design of its various components from the doors to the seats, and, of course, ergonomics.

These factors plus the positioning of the 108-litre fuel tank on the rear axle have turned the 612 Scaglietti into a truly exceptional car. In fact, the new Ferrari offers much better legroom and headroom than any other traditional 2+2, offering equal onboard comfort to its four occupants.

For instance, rear passengers now enjoy 70 mm more headroom than in the 456M and the backrest has been modified 12 degrees to improve posture and comfort too.

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Published 19 February 2004 Melanie Carter

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