Trasmission & Transaxle
The 612 Scaglietti's transaxle trasmission sees the rear-mounted gearbox in unit with the differential with bevel-type final drive and limited-slip differential in the same function.
This is a six-gear set-up with multi-cone synchronisers. The limited-slip differential is calibrated for 25% under acceleration and 45% on lift off to offer optimal balance between traction and stability in any condition.
Another important innovation in the 612 Scaglietti is the F1A electro-hydraulic gearbox which available in addition to the manual and is controlled using the now classic Ferrari paddle and switch on the central tunnel.
The F1-type gearbox is a point of distinction for all of the Ferraris in the current range. However, in the 612 Scaglietti it finds its ultimate application. The F1-SuperFast gear-changing strategy results in overall gear-shift times being cut to 100 ms in high performance driving situations.
In the case of the 612 Scaglietti, the F1-SuperFast has been honed to deliver enhanced driving pleasure without impinging in the least on ride comfort in day-to-day conditions where the shifting strategy is managed by Sofast3 software. Drivers can also select a SPORT setting either using the manettino or the F1-S button on the F1 command console.
This will allow the car to be used in two other dynamic combinations: gear-changing in SPORT with manettino at the COMFORT setting or gear-changing in NORMAL with the manettino set at SPORT.