From Car Magazine March 2004 "Biggest Disappointment" "Ferrari's charismatic boss, Luca Di Montezemolo, unveiled the 612 Scaglietti with his typical from the heart extemporisation, all rounded vowels and waving arms, fueled by latin passion. A speech from within, rather than a script, is always a welcome change at Detroit, where polished insincerity from glib talking, silver-maned, florida tanned car executives is the norm. But even much loved Luca failed to excite the faithful. The Scaglietti got a muted response. This is also unusual at the the Detroit show, where any newly unvieled junk usually gets a yee-haw, high five, standing ovation from the fawning, generally uncritical, mostly clueless American auto press. Even rival car bosses were dissapointed by the Scaglietti. Every car designer at heart, is a Ferrari fan. Most seemed crest-fallen that Ferrari(again) (i btw didnt stick the (again) in the there) had unveiled a visually disjointed car. The Scaglietti not only looked dull, the car on the stand was badly made, orange peel paint, uneven side scallops, rippled surfacing"