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price $259 000 USD
engine 65 Degree V12
position Mid-Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
displacement 5748 cc / 350.8 cu in
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 77 mm / 3.03 in
compression 11.2:1
power 402.7 kw / 540 bhp @ 7250 rpm
hp per litre 93.95 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 293.48 bhp per weight
torque 588.42 nm / 434 ft lbs @ 5250 rpm
drive wheels RWD
body / frame Aluminum Body over Aluminum Spaceframes and Box Sections
front brakes Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
front tire size 245/45 - 18
rear tire size 285/40 - 19'
f suspension Active Damping
r suspension Active Damping
wheelbase 2950 mm / 116.1 in
front track 1688 mm / 66.5 in
rear track 1641 mm / 64.6 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 6-Speed Sequential
designers Ken Okuyama
 
 
       

Created for 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 rebodied.

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