Newport Convertible Engineering – NCE will Design & Engineer your Ferrari 612 Scaglietti to a Ferrari Scaglietti convertible.
Newport Convertible engineering was first US coach builder which designed, engineered and distributed Limitted Ferrari Scaglietti.
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.
Ferrari has a long history of offering V12-powered, 2+2 gran turismo coupes. For a variety of reasons, however, models like the 365 GT 2+2, the 412 and, more recently, the 456M, have never been as popular as the company’s two-seat sports cars. But that hasn’t deterred Ferrari; last year the company rolled out the four-seat 612 Scaglietti as a replacement for the 456M. Although designed by Pininfarina, the 612 pays homage to Sergio Scaglietti, an Italian coachbuilder responsible for designing many popular Ferraris from the ’50s and ’60s, including the 250 GTO.
The 612 Scaglietti is powered by the latest evolution of the V12 used in the discontinued 575M Maranello. More significant, though, is the 612’s all-aluminum space frame and body-panel construction, the first for a V12 Ferrari. At 4,056 pounds, the 612 is no lightweight, but it’s still 600-1,200 pounds lighter than competitors like the Mercedes-Benz CL65 and the Bentley Continental GT. The Ferrari’s V12 is mounted rearward enough that the 612 can be considered a front-midengine car and as a result has a 46/54 front/rear weight balance. Ferrari claims that 85 percent of the car’s weight is between the axles.