Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 60th Anniversary: the lowdown
This week marks the beginning of Ferrari’s extravagant 60th anniversary celebrations – and they’re led by that rarest of things: a Ferrari special edition. Between kicking off a cross-continental marathon and announcing a Ferrari theme park, Maranello has unveiled plans to produce a limited run of 60 unique versions of the 612 Scaglietti. Each car will commemorate the 60 most significant events in the history of the company, ranging from F1 World Championship wins to the launch of milestone models such as the F40 and Enzo.
So how will each car differ?
Each anniversary model will come with individual features unlike any other Scaglietti currently on the Maranello production line. For starters, each car will get a unique two-tone insignia paint scheme, plucked from famous Ferraris of the past; they’ll presumably be cracking open some old tins in the paintshop archive… Every special edition gets a new electrochromic glass roof, too. Now, this isn’t quite the same as the panoramic glass roof you might find on a Nissan Micra CC, as the Scaglietti’s roof lets the driver manually adjust the degree of tint in the glass depending on how sunny it is. Each car also receives a plaque to represent the event that the car commemorates.
Are they different mechanically?
Nope, these cars are mechanically identical to the regular 612 Scaglietti. So you get the usual 532bhp 5.7-litre V12, capable of propelling the four-seater to 60mph in 4.2sec. There’s no word yet on how much the Anniversary 612 models will cost, but you can bank on them carrying a hefty premium over the £174,000 price tag of the basic car. They’ll go on sale in the coming months.