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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
From $301,000
540-hp V-12
0 to 60 in 4 seconds

The experience: The experts at Ferrari insist that this steed, the company's flagship, is not built for track use. I can understand their point, given the car's slightly softer suspension settings. But when I turned the key, heard the scream of all that V-12 power, felt the sublime Graziano gearbox's split-second paddle shifts, and dug into the massive carbon ceramic brakes, I begged to differ. Then again, my test car, in lustrous black, was loaded with more than $100,000 in custom bits, including excruciatingly detailed carbon fiber accents and a stunning yellow tach fascia. Why throw that around?

The verdict: A beautifully detailed machine that, like every Ferrari, is even greater than the sum of its parts.

Last updated November 03 2008: 8:49 AM ET
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