Ferrari At The 2004 Motor Show

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Ferrari 612

The all-new, all-aluminium 612 Scaglietti four-seater Ferrari raises the art of grand touring to a new level of sophistication. Longer, wider and taller than the 456M it replaces, the 612 Scaglietti offers ease-of-entry for rear-seat passengers to an outstandingly luxurious cabin that will accommodate four adults in absolute comfort. Powered by Ferrari's most advanced V-12 engine, the 612 Scaglietti, shown at the NEC in Blu Mirabeau has a top speed of 199 mph and for the first time on a Ferrari, computerised electronic stability and traction control (CST).

Derived from the marque's FIA-GT racecar, the V12-powered 575M Maranello with Handling GTC pack finished in Rosso Corsa paintwork features track-developed components for an even more thrilling driving experience. For the first time on a front-engined Ferrari, this model has Brembo carbon-ceramic brake discs and a further evolution of the Fiorano handling package - special springs and anti-roll bars, lowered ride height, upgraded power steering and enhanced electronic suspension control. It also features a sports exhaust system, newly designed exhaust pipes, and modular 19" wheels fitted with special Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres (255/35 ZR19 front and 305/30 ZR 19 rear).

The Ferrari zone will also exhibit a Challenge Stradale in Nuovo Nero Daytona and a Rosso Corsa 575M Maranello with a Crema and Bordeaux interior.

Scuderia Ferrari

Despite the best efforts of numerous potential rivals, the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team continues to set the pace and demonstrate the reliability that others can only aspire to. Michael Schumacher's title-winning F1 car will take pride of place at the NEC. Ferrari has won the F1 Constructors' world title for a record five years in a row while Schumacher's 2003 drivers' crown was his fourth in succession with the Prancing Horse.

Published 27 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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