Because I just watched the Top Gear spot on it, and it is the only Ferrari since the 365GT Daytona to stir my blood — the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

Introduced in 2005, the Scaglietti is Ferrari’s latest GT offering.  Powered by a 534 horsepower / 434 ft-lbs torque producing 5.7 liter V12 engine, the car is fast and responsive.  It will sprint from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of190 mph.  The gearbox is in the rear to aid in balancing the car, and is computer controlled — allowing the driver to select automatic or manual (via paddle shifters.)

It is also comfortable, with dual climate control, power adjust headrests, reverse-sensing warning system, automatic headlights, with most of the controls mounted on the steering wheel.  Steering is lighter than on the 575M and the 559, allowing the driver to throw the 4100 pound auto around with ease.

PM:  +2   RED: 2   CRUS: 120   MAX: 199   RNG: 200   FCE: 2   STR: 8   COST: $325,000

GM Information:  The Scaglietti gains another +1PM to pursue/flee maneuvers.

Q Evaluation:  The Scaglietti is an amazing car.  It is quiet, comfortable; a proper Grand Touring car with four proper seats and a decent-sized boot.  It is also blazingly fast, highly maneuverable, and elegant as anything the prancing horse has put out.  007

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