Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

It is hard to say this, but it seems that Ferrari missed the mark with the 612 Scaglietti. The quality or likeability of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti design has proven to be debatable at best. Despite its classic roots, it is somewhat ungainly, particularly due to the small rounded headlights. Some also find the length of the hood to be disproportionate to the rest of the body. Still others find it merely unassuming with Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson mentioning that car isn't really noticeable compared to the other Ferraris. Nevertheless, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (skal-yeti) is a Gran Turismo car produced by Ferrari since 2004. It is a large two-door fastback coupe with a 2+2 seating arrangement and was designed to replace the smaller Ferrari 456M. Its larger size actually makes it a true 4 seater with sufficient space in the rear seats for adults. Production is taking place at Ferrari's Carrozzeria Scaglietti plant, which is the former home of the car's namesake coachbuilder in Modena, Italy. Ironically enough, the disliked styling pays homage to the custom 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman. The 612 Scaglietti is Ferrari's second all-aluminum vehicle, the first being the 360 Modena. Its space frame, which was developed jointly with Alcoa, is made from extrusions and castings of the material, and the aluminum body is then welded on. Despite perhaps not being the sharpest looking Ferrari, it does have some pretty spectacular specs. The car is capable of 199 mph and has a zero to sixty mph acceleration time of 4.2 seconds. It is available in two six-speed transmission options; one option being the conventional manual or the F1A paddle shift system, which is a much refined version of the F1 system in Ferrari 360 Modena. So, even if it isn't so easy on the eyes, it is very easy to drive.