The Ferrari 612 Is the Absolute Bargain Modern Ferrari V12

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti review! The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a special car -- a V12-powered luxury grand touring coupe that's becoming a total bargain. Today I'll show you around the 612 and show you why it's such a bargain -- and I'll reveal all of the quirks and features of the 612 Scaglietti. I'm also going to drive the 612 and show you what it's like on the road.


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  • Susanne Dugas
    Susanne Dugas

    2008 is the best starting year for any Ferrari search; that is when Ferrari finally decided to equip all of their cars with ceramics. Read your owners manual, which will contain a rather complete explanation of all of those little mysteries which often bemuse and sometimes baffle Doug. The is the last of the Ferrari which has a 'normal' steering wheel, with steering column stalks for things like turn signals, windshield wipers, etc. Thereafter, the "put-everything-on-the-steering-wheel" phenomenon began to gain headway.

  • Tyquan Murray
    Tyquan Murray

    Looks more like an Aston Martin but it’s still beautiful

  • AK Conquest
    AK Conquest

    How about a 612 Shooting Brake?! Yes please:

  • Alan Downes
    Alan Downes

    I love the way it looks. Thought it was loads more stylish than the 456.

  • MilesBellas

    4:20 not designed for adults..... with an ashtray !!!

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      for spoiled kids

  • Stephen King
    Stephen King

    I think it looks great!

  • cat videos
    cat videos

    I'm deeply bothered by the fact that the tach is ALMOST centered in the cluster.

  • Lurch

    Doug, only a petrol head would consider buying that car, and they wouldn't ever listen to the radio or CD player when they can listen to the engine noise instead. I have and old Porsche and in 40,000 miles of motoring have never turned on the radio. Cheers

  • Jason S
    Jason S

    Love Ferraris but because of how ostentatious a lot of newer models have become, the more laid back designs really appeal to me more. I remember seeing the 612 in media when new and did think about how ugly they seemed, but I’ve completely gone back on that. It’s elegant without being too conventional. Now, if only I was a rich man...

  • Joshua Stedford
    Joshua Stedford

    This is one of very few Ferraris that looks bad in red. Other than that, I'm a huge, huge fan. It also looks a lot better with multi-spoke, Ferrari Challenge wheels which are slightly bigger than pictured.

    • Joshua Stedford
      Joshua Stedford

      @Tommyvercetty GT agreed - subtle colours make the 612 feel more luxurious, almost Bentley-esque. I did see one in a shade of metallic brown with a peanut butter interior, and it just oozed class

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      True! i find it beautiful with an ash color with black wheels

  • Margus Vaikre
    Margus Vaikre

    Hand painted FERRARI

  • RtDK

    I actually think this is a pretty nice-looking car. Classy good lines, no over-styling... I like it.

  • Felix Gütt
    Felix Gütt

    You know what also got a 5 in styling? The Geo Metro - ?!😂

  • Richard Boddington
    Richard Boddington

    0-60 4.2 secs? My 4 cyl 718 will beat that.

    • Richard Boddington
      Richard Boddington

      @Tommyvercetty GT Ah, first thing you've said I agree with! This car does indeed belong in a museum, 100% correct.

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      @Richard Boddington The ferrari deserves to stay in a museum, it's a work of art

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      @Richard Boddington Better because it's newer, but i don't think it's prestigiously handcrafted with refined materials and with every single piece produced by the factory itself just for that model, and i don't think the transmission is F1 inspiered niether the engine is that unique

    • Richard Boddington
      Richard Boddington

      @Tommyvercetty GT Yeah, it's better, new, and has a warranty.

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      your 718 is nothing close to this Ferrari in terms of... everything

  • Zhi Han Lee
    Zhi Han Lee

    10:07 Meanwhile Sony aftermarket car stereos have an 'Off' button but if you want to switch it on you press the 'Source' button instead (there isn't any 'On' button)

  • davidhtascon

    I love the “thiiiiiissssss”

  • The Cryptonomatron
    The Cryptonomatron

    Absolute beast of a car.

  • Reign Runner_Runnah
    Reign Runner_Runnah


  • uit kijkpost
    uit kijkpost

    The Doug-score is pretty biased if you ask me.

  • Abyss Will
    Abyss Will

    total bargain 100 thousand dollars what the hell?

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      you can find them for 65.000 euros in italy

  • Germán Rosales
    Germán Rosales

    It would be interesting to know if you’ve noticed that all european cars have bright orange turn signals in the US but it’s not the case other countries. It might be something small, but it’s kind of bothering to see them. Also, they make them put horrible door lock pins

  • Advokat

    30 years from now, this will be worth millions

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      i don't think so

  • Pandamasque

    Please do the 456.

  • Larry Boles
    Larry Boles

    Doug how important is the mileage on a current Ferrari? Is it all about the service and maintenance? Is there a mileage limit that would turn a current Ferrari into a "leave it alone"? Of course with collector units the mileage would take a big back seat, or so I suppose. Thanks for all your work. Be happy, be safe.

  • dazeinsanity

    The gadge cluster controls are the same on the Maserati Quattroporte that you reviewed 3 years ago, fun fact.

  • Ben Renner
    Ben Renner

    Sold for $90k [usd].. gotta love depreciation.. things were over 300k new.

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      in italy you can find one for sale at 65.000 euros with 22.000 km on it

  • Nick Dancy
    Nick Dancy

    "Relatively reliable" 😂

  • Moss

    It reminds me of the Roma. God what an ugly car that Roma...

  • Peter

    Automatic :-/

    • Peter

      @Tommyvercetty GT true....but I prioritize an engaging driving experience over speed

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      @Peter if you want it, but manual is not as fast as an automatic and you lose time on the racetrack

    • Peter

      @Tommyvercetty GT 911 has a manual

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      sequential like every other racing related sport car

  • Sarmatian Cougar
    Sarmatian Cougar

    You don't appreciate what you have until you are given something that's a lot worse.

  • Derek Mitchell
    Derek Mitchell

    I don't know. It seems like a front end from Porsche and a rear from Bentley. But you ordered them from Wish.


    I assume it's called scaglietti not scaeati.

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      he's american...

  • Dirk Diggler
    Dirk Diggler

    Imo one of the ugliest Ferrari’s

    • Tommyvercetty GT
      Tommyvercetty GT

      probably but it's not the worst

  • Dustin Richards
    Dustin Richards


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  • Joakim Carlgren
    Joakim Carlgren

    "Reasonably reliable"

  • slacksci

    Doug, you are an automotive historian. Thanks man

  • Morgan Hull
    Morgan Hull

    DOUG....I feel so privileged to get all your teachings... its very nice and interesting to me. I hope to find a car with you at some point.

  • Vicitus23

    It looked "a bit unusual"? Only a mom could love "this"..

  • Daniel Buchner
    Daniel Buchner

    Please review the 456 M GT. The real sleeper Ferrari!

  • No Cash Goret
    No Cash Goret

    In Eastern Europe anything with a 7 sec or lower acceleration is faster than any other car you probably see during that day, yet Doug be like 1/10

  • Georges Mcfly
    Georges Mcfly

    13:19 wow what a cool engine, it was the time when you were proud to open your engine bay. now every luxury and sport car has a disgusting pastic piece over the engine.

  • Juan Ignacio
    Juan Ignacio

    I don't understand that anti-kidnapping release thing. A kidnapper can just cut it with pretty normal pliers xD


    I have NO idea what you're talking about...regarding its 'looks'! This is THE best looking 'modern' far. Period. I just wish it was offered as a convertible as well...& leather-free too.

  • Scott Kennedy
    Scott Kennedy

    The only Ferrari that doesn’t get pulled over simply because it’s a Ferrari, lol. Why? Because the cops don’t really see it as a Ferrari so it blends into the landscape like any other rounded off car of its time. Unless of course the cop is a real Ferrari fan, lol. It’s unfortunate but true. If there is a pack of cars with a Ferrari in there when the radar gun is monitoring the roadway, if it’s not an automatic camera and just a cop in a car, the Ferrari gets picked pretty much every time, even if sitting in the slow lane. Especially if it’s a bright color. 🤨🧐

  • Tim Marquez
    Tim Marquez

    The FF is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Brian Borkowski
    Brian Borkowski

    21:08. OK. Will purchase as my 10th Ferrari. Thanks. Will get on that and let my financial planner know

  • se taps
    se taps

    Glorious. When internal combustion is dead, cars will be a tech gadget like smart phones. No emotions. Hopefully we can keep them for weekend drives. I am talking for future next generations.

  • SwagGamingYT

    Wait a second...he reviewed a v12 Ferrari and didn’t give us a few revs to hear the beast?!?!?

  • Michael Berkowitz
    Michael Berkowitz


  • SuperMrBentley

    Doug is more of a cupholder enthusiast

  • Don Wa
    Don Wa

    A V12 Ferrari is "shockingly thrilling to drive"? It would be shocking if it wasn't thrilling to drive.

  • AFP557

    My second favorite Ferrari

  • Devin du Plessis
    Devin du Plessis

    I never really liked the grin but the Roma’s proportions makes me quite like this actually.

  • Devin du Plessis
    Devin du Plessis

    $100 000. So 5 services and you’ve bought a second one 😂😂 Edit: Okay I take that back 19:00

  • tecmo bowl champ
    tecmo bowl champ

    Rather have the rapide for 50k less with roomier rear seats ....

  • Alberto L
    Alberto L

    Until you need a simple oil change.

  • Zach Goebeler
    Zach Goebeler

    I just like the car because of how well IMO that they were able to blend the styling of the 550 and 599 so well together

  • Citykiosk Berlin
    Citykiosk Berlin

    I agree with Jeremy Clarkson after Verbier: "I feel lucky to have spent so much time in it. Furthermore, I have the sense that I've driven a car that gets very close to motoring perfection". Great engine, great driving, great absolutely great car and the last of its kind. Go for a 2008 or later - perfect!

  • Flammable Orange
    Flammable Orange

    Why these rims look so tiny lol

  • Voorhees Jason
    Voorhees Jason

    If I had the cash, I'd be all over it !!! 😬

  • Michael Dinwiddy
    Michael Dinwiddy

    I would buy one.. cool car value for money.

  • Sureshot839 marksman
    Sureshot839 marksman

    The plaque does not show "all" Ferrrari's world championship wins. At that time, they had won 14.

  • Rashard Readus
    Rashard Readus

    Doug is such a good reviewer he makes you forget you can’t afford it lol 😂

  • Tien Trinh
    Tien Trinh

    Wow looks brand new

  • Guzzi Jack
    Guzzi Jack

    Great review, as always, but I'll have to disagree with you (and just about everyone else it seems) regarding the styling. I like it. ps, you showed but didn't mention the 6 disc CD changer in the trunk. How about a little talk about "sticky buttons" on Italian machinery?

  • James Root
    James Root

    I remember hearing rick ross rap about this car back in the day...i liked them then today lol Unnhhhhh

  • 8ball

    Doug,you missed the glow in the dark internal boot release Just sayin....

  • Ole Martin Hoel
    Ole Martin Hoel

    Also; funny how those F1 plaques somehow disappeared. 13 years and counting.

  • Ole Martin Hoel
    Ole Martin Hoel

    Is that a panel gap above the ignition key, or a broken steering column cover?

  • alfa zedz
    alfa zedz

    Me: Sees thumbnail and thinks "That's a beautiful Ferrari, I'll watch that video." Doug: "I know, I know, it's not one of the most beautiful modern Ferraris."

  • burt panzer
    burt panzer

    Ferrari has some nerve boasting of their F1 cars since we know now, that they cheated... but we're supposed to act like that never happened and that they're almost as good as Mercedes.

  • Anonymous Freak
    Anonymous Freak

    This car just had a service to its brakes and belts that cost more than I paid for most of the cars I've ever owned… (Three. I've paid over $20k for three vehicles. Out of ten vehicles I've bought.) Edit: I stand corrected - the service wasn't actually $20,000, it was "only" $18,403 - so a fourth vehicle was more expensive than this.

  • gumshoesoul

    I have a 1971 Pinto (4 Banger)

  • Fonk Badonk
    Fonk Badonk

    I rarely get Doug's styling conclusions. Especially in this instance. This car looks really sporty but doesn't scream "OH I'M SO FAST SMALL BALLS OMFG" as bad as most fast cars - in fact, it could even lose the badging and red calipers to improve on that. In my book, classy will ALWAYS surpass sporty, especially if the experience is still reasonably sporty. Flashy sporty crazy looking cars will always have an aura of try-hard to me. Make it subtle but roar, and I'm impressed. Make it look classy and I'll salivate over it. If it's over the top, no matter the numbers, I'll assume you either have no other joys in life and/or should pay WAY more taxes than you probably do.

  • Anel Kadić
    Anel Kadić


  • Michael H.
    Michael H.

    I like you Doug...I really do. But you’ve got to stop pronouncing “Grand Tour” like that. I can’t take it anymore. It’s only funny to you, I suspect. Think of this as an’s out of love. Other than that, another great review of another great car. Thank you.

  • Mark Asread
    Mark Asread

    A better looking wheel would help tremendously.

  • CRAPO2011

    Scag was my favorite on forza motorsport 1 haha 2006

  • Ole Martin Hoel
    Ole Martin Hoel

    FINALLY!!! Thank you, Doug!

  • Roger J
    Roger J

    Funny that Doug mentioned not having to look at the car when driving it. I said the same thing about the new M3 and M4, GD snout will always be ugly.

  • david halprin
    david halprin

    That center shifter is so odd

  • The Petrolhead Pilot
    The Petrolhead Pilot

    The 612 started growing on me a lot once I realized that the styling is inspired by a vintage Ferrari. The 1954 375MM Speciale made for Ingrid Bergman.

  • Ziplokk

    If my RAV 4 cost $300K back in 2011, I bet it would have lovely interior materials and would go 200mph. Plus it would be ultra reliable...

  • Legionnaire Gonk
    Legionnaire Gonk

    "isn't one if the most beautiful modern Ferrari's"..... Isn't it? I would beg to differ Doug..... Has aged very well. Will always be a timeless shape too.

  • TDogGaming

    15:26 Front: Aston Martin Back: Bentley

  • White Boy
    White Boy

    Imagine paying $100k for this car lol.

  • Mr Picky
    Mr Picky

    ashtray for kids. now that's italian car!

  • Yazan Sakran
    Yazan Sakran

    All this car needs is a rosary hanging on the mirror to be PEAK ITALIA

  • Dave

    It just had a $ 20 000 service. I think that about what I spent on service in total for a 20 year carowner-life...

  • Victor M
    Victor M

    Way prettier than modern Ferraris

  • Anchal Chaudhary
    Anchal Chaudhary

    12:55 "Sir there are books in your weed compartment"

  • Illunworth

    Doug: *The Ferrari 612 is a great bargain Ferrari!* My broke ass looking at the 612s for sale: *It's not bargain enough*

  • Slayer-33

    Don't like this thing, lol this is the Maserati Ghibli of Ferrari.

  • Olekk ‘
    Olekk ‘

    Doug the type of guy to call his first child a «entry-level»

  • jaredmxz

    C8 is more of a bargain

  • Wings 99
    Wings 99

    I agree, the styling has aged pretty well and softened with time. It's a good looking car. And it's a Ferrari!!

  • DOMg00g

    Looks like the Roma took a lot of styling cues from the 612

  • Snagman67

    I find myself talking like Doug for the rest of the day after watching his videos. “ A gah-rrrrand touring car”...

  • Odile Frank
    Odile Frank

    Holding that shifter... looks like Doug in a doll house having a cup of coffee