If you think that the stock Ferrari 612 Scaglietti GT doesn’t look original enough, then you should consider this special edition.
Created by Ferrari GB in a close cooperation with the Wallpaper* magazine, the four-seater features a subtle two-tone paint scheme. In fact, it is so subtle you can’t even see it on the pictures.
Wallpaper* was created to show all the possibilities which are opened by the company’s Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme. The job was done by Wallpaper’s creative director Tony Chambers and art editors Merion Pritchard and David McKedrick.
The big trio decided to use two closest looking colors in Ferrari’s program: Nero and Blu Pozzi.
Unfortunately, most LCD monitors do not let one appreciate the color scheme, but I believe that this is what the designers really wanted to achieve: although not visible at first glance, the tone differences give the car almost the same look that you can see on heavily-photoshopped magazine ads and wallpapers, if you know what I mean.
Inside, the color differences are more discernible. For example, Scaglietti’s Daytona seats are made of Nero and Blu Scuro leather with Blu stitching.
The same materials are employed to make a six-piece luggage set that features Wallpaper* logo and scallops reflecting those on the car itself.
The bespoke elements include Wallpaper* branding on the aluminum kickplates, discreet branding on the leather of the glovebox lid, and a custom-made leather pocket for the magazine’s new Wallpaper* City Guides that will be launched in September 2006 as part of the Wallpaper* 10th anniversary celebrations.
From the technical point of view, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Wallpaper* seems to be absolutely standard, if one can apply the adjective to a Ferrari.
There is a 65° V12 5.7-liter engine that generates 540 hp at 7,250 rpm. Mated to the F1 gearbox, the engine lets the car to sprint from zero to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 199 mph.
|Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Technical Specifications|
|Bore/stroke:||89 x 77 mm / 3.5 x 3.0 in|
|Unit displacement:||479 cc / 29.2 cu in|
|Total displacement:||5748 cc / 350.8 cu in|
|Maximum power:||397 kW (540 hp – 532 bhp) @ 7250 rpm|
|Maximum torque:||588 Nm (433.8 lb ft) @ 5250 rpm|
|Six-speed gearbox:||Manual or F1|
|Control for Stability and Traction (CST)|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)|
|Maximum speed:||199 mph|
|0-62 mph:||4.2 s|
|0-400 m:||12.3 s (Manual) / 12.25 s (F1A)|
|0-1000 m:||22.0 s (Manual) / 21.95 s (F1A)|
|Extra Urban:||20.2 mpg|
|CO2 Emissions:||Combined 475 g/km|
|Weights & Dimensions|
|Overall length:||4902 mm / 193.0 in|
|Overall width:||1957 mm / 77.00 in|
|Height:||1344 mm / 52.9 in|
|Wheelbase:||2950 mm / 116.1 in|
|Front track:||1688 mm / 66.5 in|
|Rear track:||1641 mm / 64.6 in|
|Curb weight:||1840 kg / 4056 lb|
|Boot capacity:||240 l / 8.75 cu ft|
|Fuel tank capacity:||108 l / 23.75 UK gal|
|Weight distribution:||front 46% – rear 54%|
Photos: Ferrari GB