04 May 2007

Shocking Scag

German tuning firm Hamann takes its nailgun to the Ferrari 612

Hamann-tuned Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Those crazy German tuners down at Hamann are at it again. Just days after they unveiled a not-in-any-way improved version of Lambo's LP640, they've treated us to their own unique take on the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

Comprising an aero package, a new exhaust system, fresh alloys and stiffened springs, Hamann says it aims to add 'flashier details' to the Scag.

Once again, we're not sold. That body kit - especially the front diffuser lip and dead-ugly air intake in front of the rear wheels - looks tackily bolted on and the 'Edition Race' rims are no better.

And as for the cheap decal across the front bumper in place of the prancing horse badge... well, we're not sufficiently fluent in low German to express our feelings.

What's the fascination - or, if you're a regular reader of the magazine, Fazcination - with doing this? The Scag might not be the most beautiful car ever to come out of Maranello, but what deluded logic dictated it could be improved with a couple of pieces of aluminium and a good nailgun session?

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