• Luke

    I think you need to recheck the definition of “subjective” in the dictionary.

    It doesn’t look like a Bangle design in any way, but I guess that could be a metaphor for “ugly” design, which again, is subjective.

    It’s refreshing to see a more mature design come out of Modena in comparison to the garish 458 Italia.

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au Anthony Crawford

    Subjective indeed. Many folks like myself happen to think the 458 Italia is one of Ferrari’s finest creations.

    • Sumpguard

      I’m one of them. The interior craftsmanship is every bit as stunning as the outside.

  • Octavian

    That’s exactly what I was going to say. But then this Ferrari is for older gents who prefer to go cruising than powersliding on their weekends.

  • http://caradvice OSU811

    I am very dissapionted in Ferrari not sticking with
    the metal gate proper manual transmition!!!
    im not a fan of flappy paddle gear boxes in what is meant to be an engaging/involving sports car!

  • brent

    Pity for Ferrari they let Maserati have the Granturismo design. Marry the shape of that with the underpinnings of this car and Kevin may be dreaming away to his heart’s content.

  • TJ

    Whys is that this article has been written/published now when the new 4 Seat Ferrari is right around the corner.

    Sorry to say but this just sounds like a promotion on behalf of Ferrari.

    This article to me sounds like a desperate attempt to finish off the existing stock lying around at the Ferrari dealership.

    • JackyBear

      Oh yeah… that is because they have heaps of stripped out executice spec models of the 612 without air/con or electric windowns and radio/cassette players sitting around unsold in holding yards with $2000 cash back. Try again.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au Anthony Crawford

      Nothing could be further from the truth old chap.

  • Sam

    I have always liked the look of the 612 (it has been around for quite a while). I think it is one of the few Ferarris of recent times that allows you to enjoy Ferraris perfect engineering without it being housed in a “look at me” skin. Not everyone wants to look at themselves in shop windows….

  • UMWHAT

    Seriously who the hell would buy a Ferrari if the “DON’T look at me” is that important to them?

    The 612 may look tame and not very eye catching in these photos but in real life you’ll stop dead in your tracks if you manage to see one. Good looking or ugly is another issue, but it is an eye catching car nevertheless

    • bryan

      well said my friend. i was jus abt to say the same. when a ferrari passes by no matter what it is there is this feeling that u’ve seen something great, a master piece. driving next to one feels great and they all look great in corsa red..

  • RickyC

    Kevin, you are from Europe, so perhaps that’s why you think the Testarossa is ugly. Nobody here in Australia thinks the same. I think it’s one of the most gorgeous cars of the 80s. The design was way ahead of it’s time when it first came out, and it still looks amazing 27 years later. Perhaps in Europe the design was not as popular, maybe because of it’s size? Remember that you’re writing for an Australian website.

  • Tom

    this is panamera ugly

  • john

    you comment on buyong a used one is interesting. why not create an article on the real costs of owning a super car ie insurance, service costs, city and country fuel economy etc?

  • MaserQP

    2010 ferrari hey? and you drove it right? So why use photos from 2005-2007. they have had a glass roof since June 2008. Please explain.

Ferrari 612 Specs

SCAGLIETTI : 5.7L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 6 SP MANUAL F1 SHIFT - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 2D COUPE
Car Details
Make
FERRARI
Model
612
Variant
SCAGLIETTI
Year
2011
Body Type
2D COUPE
Seats
2
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
5.7L
Cylinders
V12
Max. Torque
588Nm @  5250rpm
Max. Power
397kW @  7250rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
214.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
89x77mm
Compression Ratio
11.2
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP MANUAL F1 SHIFT
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.909
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
108
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
20.7L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1849
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1344mm
Length
4902mm
Width
1957mm
Ground Clearance
100mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
0
Front Rim Size
8.5x18
Rear Rim Size
10x19
Front Tyres
245/45 R18
Rear Tyres
285/40 R19
Wheel Base
2600
Front Track
1688
Rear Track
1641
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Power front seats
Control & Handling
Alloy Wheels Special, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Power Steering
Engine & Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  20,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-O-17
Country of Origin
ITALY