Bespoke 612 Scaglietti by Pininfarina at Villa d'Este
At Villa d’Este last weekend, Pininfarina showed a special version of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, specially made for the chairman of New York’s public transport authority the MTA, Peter Kalikow. At first sight the car looks very similar to the series model, but closer inspection reveals many differences.
Peter Kalikow asked Pininfarina to design, engineer and build a special version of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, through a ‘Style’ development aimed to enhance the car’s own elegance and exclusiveness. “The car should be totally re-bodied, but the Style changes should be so slight and fine to allow to no more than 10% of Ferrari experts to catch them at a first glance” said Kalikow.
The work has been managed by Pininfarina Special Projects Division and has been totally carried out at the company offices in Cambiano; the result for this activity is a unique car, modern and classic at the same time and perfectly fitting with the spirit of Peter Kalikow’s collection, that includes a 1959 Ferrari 410 SA Pinin Farina.
The main special features of the car are the front grille, reminiscent of models from the ‘50s and ‘60s; a glass roof with a combination of liquid crystals and photochromatic cells; a wide air outlet on the front fenders, evolving from the side panel volumes; fins enveloping the rear lights of a design recalling the Ferrari Enzo.
The interior has been modified according to the customer’s wishes and has been equipped so that it feel like a cabin especially designed for its owner.
The company’s next special project to see light will be a unique piece be based on the Ferrari Enzo, and will be revealed as a modern interpretation of the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 racing car at Pebble Beach, in August this year. It has been commissioned by the ex-actor, stock exchange dealer James Glickenhaus – another New York Ferrari collector.
Text: Classic Driver
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