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2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

$6,088 — $239,096 USED
Coupe
4 Seats
13-14 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

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(5.0) 4 reviews

The Good

  • Performance
  • Handling
  • Four-passenger capacity
  • Heritage

The Bad

  • Pending further review

What to Know

about the 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • All-aluminum construction
  • Four-passenger seating
  • Front-mounted 540-hp V-12
  • Available Formula One-style shifting
  • Pininfarina styling

Our Take

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Vehicle Overview
Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the 612 Scaglietti 2+2 coupe is the successor to Ferrari’s 456M GT/GTA coupe, which ceased production after the 2003 model year. This was the first time Ferrari launched a new model at a U.S. auto show.

Bigger and lighter than the 456M, the 612 is named for Sergio Scaglietti, a coachbuilder in Modena, Italy, who worked with Enzo Ferrari in the early years of the company. Ferrari claims the 612 Scaglietti will rank No. 1 in the world for acceleration and top speed. With its 540-horsepower V-12 engine, Ferrari says the coupe can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Billed by Ferrari as a “genuine four-seater,” the 612 Scaglietti is the company’s first V-12-powered car to feature all-aluminum construction. Even the interior is built with aluminum components.

Ferrari says the new model signals a genuine break with the past. The 612 Scaglietti is built for a “highly sophisticated clientele that now demands elegance and dynamic comfort as well as blistering performance.” Serving as firsts for Ferrari, active damping and a Stability and Traction Control system are installed.

Each Ferrari sold in the United States during 2004 contains a plaque to commemorate the company’s half-century in the American market.


Exterior
The 612 Scaglietti’s styling is the work of the Pininfarina organization, which has designed a long list of Ferrari models over the years. ...
Vehicle Overview
Introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, the 612 Scaglietti 2+2 coupe is the successor to Ferrari’s 456M GT/GTA coupe, which ceased production after the 2003 model year. This was the first time Ferrari launched a new model at a U.S. auto show.

Bigger and lighter than the 456M, the 612 is named for Sergio Scaglietti, a coachbuilder in Modena, Italy, who worked with Enzo Ferrari in the early years of the company. Ferrari claims the 612 Scaglietti will rank No. 1 in the world for acceleration and top speed. With its 540-horsepower V-12 engine, Ferrari says the coupe can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Billed by Ferrari as a “genuine four-seater,” the 612 Scaglietti is the company’s first V-12-powered car to feature all-aluminum construction. Even the interior is built with aluminum components.

Ferrari says the new model signals a genuine break with the past. The 612 Scaglietti is built for a “highly sophisticated clientele that now demands elegance and dynamic comfort as well as blistering performance.” Serving as firsts for Ferrari, active damping and a Stability and Traction Control system are installed.

Each Ferrari sold in the United States during 2004 contains a plaque to commemorate the company’s half-century in the American market.


Exterior
The 612 Scaglietti’s styling is the work of the Pininfarina organization, which has designed a long list of Ferrari models over the years. Some of the details, including the concave scalloped bodysides, are meant to recall the unique Pininfarina-styled 375 MM Ferrari that was given by film director Roberto Rosselini to his new bride, actress Ingrid Bergman. Otherwise, the body benefits from clean lines with little ostentation.

Overall, the new coupe displays a teardrop profile — especially at the cockpit, which sits considerably farther back than usual. The engine sits behind the front axle, and the gearbox and differential are mounted at the rear. Front and rear overhangs are short.

Moving the cockpit, fuel tank and battery rearward helped produce what Ferrari calls very normative weight distribution: specifically, 46 percent at the front and 54 percent at the rear, which is surprising for a front-engine automobile.

A low, mouth-shaped grille contains horizontal bars and Ferrari’s famed prancing horse logo in the center. Integrated headlight covers blend neatly into the front fenders, which flank a long hood. Built on a 116.1-inch wheelbase, the 612 Scaglietti is 193 inches long overall and stands 52.9 inches tall. The front tires measure P245/45ZR18, while the rear ones are sized P285/40ZR19.


Interior
Four occupants can sit inside the 612 Scaglietti, which is fitted with aluminum and leather. Ferrari claims that all four riders can get in and out easily. The 240-liter trunk can hold a six-piece set of specially designed luggage. If desired, Carrozzeria Scaglietti can personalize the interior. Dual-zone climate controls and a Bose audio system are standard.

Under the Hood
Mounted up front, Ferrari’s 65-degree V-12 engine displaces almost 6.0 liters and generates 540 hp at 7,250 rpm. Torque output is 433.8 pounds-feet at 5,250 rpm. A six-speed-manual gearbox or a Formula One-style electrohydraulic system is available for semi-automatic operation using paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

Safety
Vented-disc antilock brakes are standard. Dual-stage front airbags are installed, but side-impact airbags are not available.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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(4.8)
Reliability
(3.5)
Value For The Money
(3.2)
(5.0)

Excellent Grand Tourer

by AMG///M from Littleton on July 17, 2017

One of the best grand touring cars ever made, in my opinion. Fast, comfortable, unique, and relatively reliable. I haven't had any serious issues during my 5 years of ownership. The last of the ... Read full review

(5.0)

Excellent Grand Tourer

by AMG///M from Littleton on July 17, 2017

One of the best grand touring cars ever made, in my opinion. Fast, comfortable, unique, and relatively reliable. I haven't had any serious issues during my 5 years of ownership. The last of the ... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti currently has 1 recall


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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 612 Scaglietti received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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