Monday, June 05, 2006

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition


The Cornes 30th Anniversary Edition Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Cornes & Co. have been importing Ferraris to Japan since 1976. In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, the Italian automaker has created an ultra-limited run of twenty 612 Scagliettis. To be sold in Japan only, the cars are all painted an exclusive color called Blu Cornes. This deep blue finish also decorates the brake calipers and center caps on the 19" polished wheels. (The flashy rims are part of the factory's HGTC package, which is featured on all 20 cars.) Rounding out the exterior mods are mesh grille inserts that grace the front and rear fascias and a carbon fiber fuel-filler cap.

Note the blue gauge faces on the tach and speedometer.

Inside, on surfaces not made of carbon fiber, the blue theme continues. Blu Cornes finds its way onto tach and speedo faces. The leather adorning the dashboard, steering wheel, and parking brake is tinted to match. The rest of the interior, including the seats, is finished in a two tone scheme that compliments the exclusive blue with a rich tan color. Surfaces are either leather or alacantra depending on where you look. White stitching adds additional contrast. The result is one of the most opulent cabins you'll see in any Ferrari.


The Cornes 612's interior is awash in rich colors and textures.

Exclusive badging on the dashboard and between the rear seats announce that the car is a 30th CORNES model. Finally, the kick plates in each doorframe are fitted with plaques bearing the signature of Ferrari chariman Luca di Montezemolo.

Delivery begins in November 2006.

The price? 33,980,000 Yen, which translates to around $304,000 USD. Exclusivity never comes cheap.

A Flickr slideshow of the car's unveiling at Cornes in Japan can be found here.
Japanese webzine Carview has an excellent gallery of shots taken at Cornes & Co. here.

Source: Cornes & Co.

Photos on this page courtesy of Ferrari.
Slideshow photos courtesy of Cornes & Co. and Autobytel Japan.