2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Japanese Edition

2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Japanese Edition
2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Japanese Edition

To celebrate its 30 years in business, the Italian company’s Japanese dealer Cornes & Co. has ordered a limited lot of special edition Ferrari 612 Scaglietti grand tourer.

Only twenty cars will be made and all of them will go to Japanese customers.

The cars will be painted in an exclusive Blu Cornes paint, which covers not only the body but also the brake calipers and center caps on the 19″ polished alloy wheels.

The car also features Ferrari’s HGTC handling package. The Japanese Scaglietti will also get modified mesh grille inserts and a carbon fiber fuel-filler cap.

Technical specifications of the anniversary model will match those of the basic model.

So, please expect a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V12 DOHC engine with maximum power output of 540ps/7,250rpm and maximum torque of 589m/5,250rpm, maximum speed of 320km/h and acceleration from zero to 100km/h of 4.2 seconds.

Originally introduced two years ago in 2004, the large fastback coupe has enough interior space to seat four adults. However, the guys (or supermodels) in the rear will not feel themselves as comfortable as those occupying the front seats.

The vehicle is built using an all-aluminum space frame with aluminum body panels welded on it. Thanks to the wide use of the material, the large vehicle is extremely light (for its size) with its curb weight totaling at 1725 kilograms. Now compare that to 2350 kilos of the 2003 Bentley Continental GT, which is almost 10 centimeters shorter in length and about 20 centimeters shorter when it comes to the wheelbase!

The Italian grand tourer is offered with a choice of two transmissions: an old-school 6-speed manual or a semiautomatic 6-speed F1A gearbox with F1-like paddle shift system.

It is not clear, which gearbox is offered with the Japanese edition.

The price of the limited edition model will be a little bit more than $300,000.

Photo: Cornes & Co.

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