Peter Kalikow, Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation
Authority, the Kappa (K) is a specially modified 612 built by the
capable hands at Pinin Farina. Compared the regular model, this supercar
has numerous special features that not only add functionality but give
it a more aggressive stance.
Easily the most identifiable trait of the new 612 K is the much more
pronounced hood scoop and its tiny accent that reveals an all-aluminum
body. Once it catches the viewer?s attention, other more subtle features
including Enzo-like rear taillights, extra wide air front wheel
extractors, a unique sunroof and chromed headlights show just how
thorough Pinin Farina can be. In fact, the Kappa has been totally
Inside, the 612 K has the familiar 612 interior and the new sunroof that
offers an increased feeling of space. It uses the same technology found
in the 575 SuperAmerica which uses photovoltaic cells to vary the amount
of transparency in the glass, ranging from completely clear to opaque.
Some have been critical of Peter's car, claiming that the modifications
go too far with intended 2+ 2 nature of the car. While we agree that the
scoop is a little excessive, and probably more suited to the 599 GTB,
the rest of car offers a unique perspective on the original design.
We are happy this car exists. It proves you don't need to be the Sultan
of Brunei to have your Ferrari officially customized. Hopefully this
will open the door for many more specials to come.
Story by Richard Owen