Speaking of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, I just found an interesting gallery of the 4-seater V12 coupe. Last year, when I still had a subscription to Top Gear Magazine, I read an article about the 612’s journey through India. At the time, I didn’t think much of the car but I thought that the culture clash was interesting, if a bit perverse and revealing. I mean, wafting around in a car costing well into the six-figure range, in a country riddled with abject poverty, struck me (and still does) as being a bit of a snub.
Other than that single observation, all I remember about those six-one-two’s was their unique red and white (and advertiser logo’d) paintjobs.
But now that I’m madly in love with the 612, more specifically, its back seats, I started searching for some Fezza wallpaper to adorn my desktop. In my travels, I stumbled upon a massive, massive gallery from the “Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Magic India Drive”, as it was formally called. So I’ve decided to share the best, most evocative images from the Magic India Drive.
I think you’ll agree, the constrast between the cultures and values is simply stunning. This gallery has certainly turned my critical eye towards the sense, if that argument can ever be made, of owning a Ferrari when there is so much more that the same money could do, from a socially responsible perspective. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ferrari’s, but I feel that being critical of everything, even love of the Prancing Horse, is essential to a balanced conversation. And that’s what CarEnvy.ca is all about – balanced conversation – be it about cars or culture.
Check out the rest of the 15 (wallpaper-sized) image gallery after the jump.