Aluminium: the perfect solution
The 612 Scaglietti was the first ever all-aluminium Ferrari 12-cylinder to be built. The decision to use this exceptional metal was an audacious one but entirely consistent with the car's design. In fact, the 612 Scaglietti's light, rigid structure delivers a series of advantages in terms of weight reduction, dynamic behaviour, and occupant comfort and safety.
Both the 612 Scaglietti's chassis and bodyshell are made from aluminium, of course. Sophisticated production and assembly technologies developed in collaboration with American company Alcoa have resulted in a significant reduction in overall car weight and exceptionally high torsional rigidity, both essential factors in delivering the blistering performance demanded of any Ferrari.
The 612 Scaglietti boasts a spaceframe chassis. In fact, its structure is made up of straight aluminium extrusions connected by casts which act as joints. Sheet aluminium reinforces the structure.
The chassis architecture also includes four large castings on which all the suspension and steering mounting points are CNC machined. This guarantees the correct dimensioning of the structure in the areas of greatest stress.