Tuesday 6th January 2004
Celebrating 50 years of Ferrari in North America, the Italian marque showed its newest sports car, the all-new 612 Scaglietti for the first time worldwide at the North American International Auto Show. The 612 Scaglietti was designed to replace the smaller 456 M; its larger size makes it a true 4 seater with adequate space in the rear seats for adults. The design, especially the large side scallops and the headlights, paid homage to the custom 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman. It was produced at Ferrari’s Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, the former home of the car’s namesake coachbuilder in Modena, Italy and then taken down the road to the Maranello factory and the V12 engine was put in along with the interior. A total of 3025 cars were produced. The Ferrari 612 was replaced by the Ferrari FF in 2011.