2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Review

Note: This review was created when the 2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was new.

The 2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a first-rate exotic sports car equipped with enough power and panache to leave most everyone jealous.

9.2

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 9.5
Interior: 8.4
Safety: N/A
Reliability: N/A

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful 540-horsepower V12 engine
  • Maximum speed over 196 mph
  • First-rate interior luxury and craftsmanship
  • Not Ferrari's most attractive body style
  • Mixed reviews about the back seats

2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Overview

The Scaglietti hasn’t changed much since its introduction in 2005. And though that may bother some critics who feel that its Ferrari siblings look better, others seem not to mind. After all, few cars come close to matching the Scaglietti’s unique combination of sleek grand tourer styling, hardcore sports performance and high-class interior accommodations.

It’s not a chore to drive on a regular basis either. Its visceral 540-horsepower V12 engine is loud and intimidating, but it handles comfortably. Plus, it features two small back seats and a class-competitive 8.75 cubic feet of cargo room. "Although the words 'practical' and 'Ferrari' aren't always synonymous, the Scaglietti is very usable, with a decent trunk, space out back for reasonably sized humans, and a wonderfully flexible V-12 engine," writes Car and Driver.

If you have an extra $300,000 and are looking to spend it on a supercar, also check out the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. It’s exotic, fast and drop-dead gorgeous. Plus it features a God-almighty 620-horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine, has a top speed of over 205 mph and can rocket from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

Not rich enough? No problem. For less than $80,000 you can buy a 485-horsepower Nissan GT-R, which maxes out at 193 mph and blasts from 0 to 60 mph in the low three-second range.

The 2010 Scaglietti is a carry-over from the previous model year.

  • "Is this the perfect Grand Tourer? No such thing, really, but it's close." -- Motor Trend
  • "After a long, wonderful tour of the Columbia River Basin, we came away with the firm impression that this is the best darn four-seat car on the road in terms of performance and handling ... and smiles per mile." -- MarketWatch
  • "V12 Ferrari Grand Tourers are about as exclusive as they come, with the 612 Scaglietti offering a phenomenal driving experience, plus "two-plus-two" practicality, for those who can afford its phenomenal running costs." -- Fifth Gear
  • "If the average $25,000 family sedan bores you, and you have an extra $290,000 or so, the 612 Scaglietti is worth a look.  ... And with a base price of approximately $312,000, the 612 costs less than 12 Honda Odysseys." -- Edmunds
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