Pros: Tremendous acceleration, near-perfect handling, true manual transmission
Cons: Not Ferrari's most beautiful effort, rather large, expensive
What's new: The 2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was unchanged in its sixth and final model year. It was replaced for 2012 by the Ferrari FF hatchback.
The 612 Scaglietti replaced the beautiful 456 as Ferrari's 4-seat grand tourer. Only offered as a coupe, the 612 Scaglietti debuted for the 2005 model year. As Ferrari's luxury model, the 612 came with more creature comforts than the brand's other models, along with a more refined ride and driving experience.
Under the 612 Scaglietti's hood was a 5.8-liter V12 that produced 540 horsepower. A 6-speed manual, though extremely rare, was standard; most drivers opted for the brand's F1A single-clutch automatic. For the 2007 model year, Ferrari offered a glass-roofed Sessanta model which was limited to just 60 units.
The 2010 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti started around $314,000. That's a huge increase from its original base price in 2005, which was closer to $250,000. The 2010 model year also marked the arrival of Ferrari's sporty California convertible, which offered 612-level performance with a starting price of just $200,000.