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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Ferrari 612 (04-10) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Incredible performance, spacious cabin, four useable seats

CONS

Prohibitively expensive, sky-high running costs, controversial styling

At a glance

New price £183,057 - £217,775
Used price £25,565 - £88,795
Fuel economy 13 - 13 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570

PROS

Incredible performance, spacious cabin, four useable seats

CONS

Prohibitively expensive, sky-high running costs, controversial styling

Ferrari 612 rivals

Mercedes-Benz
CL AMG
4.5 out of 5 4.5
Aston Martin
DBS
4.5 out of 5 4.5

Catch mention of the name Ferrari and it's difficult not to conjure up images of voluptuous supercars. But in fact the firm also has a long tradition of producing practical GT cars like the 612 Scaglietti. Successor to the popular 456, the much faster 612 hasn't had the easiest of rides from critics since its introduction in 2004, mostly due to its rather awkward styling.

Get past the aesthetic issues though, and there's much to like. Alternatives like the Aston DB9 and Bentley Continental GT are two plus twos rather than actual four-seaters like the 612. The mighty Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG probably comes closest in terms of space, price and performance although it lacks the kudos of the Italian coupé.

Ferrari 612 rivals

Mercedes-Benz
CL AMG
4.5 out of 5 4.5
Aston Martin
DBS
4.5 out of 5 4.5