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    Have done this backwards as I have already asked few questions about the 612, but thought I would do a short post to formally introduce myself and my car. First time Ferrari owner, based in Somerset. I have always loved the 575m and 612, finally took the plunge 2 weeks ago after 18 months of looking and sitting on the fence and cautiously bidding on cars, Colour is Grigio Silverstone with 16k on the clock. Looking forward to getting out later in the year to some meets.

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    Enjoy, they're quite a car it seems. I remember a Top Gear challenge through the Alps(?) and the car came out looking very good indeed. Throw up a couple of pictures when you get the chance

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    Struggling to add pics for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abidk View Post
    Struggling to add pics for some reason.
    Had three of the 612's predecessor (456 GT & 456 GTM's) when my kids were young - amazing car epic adventures and road trips

    Have a 599 now

    Can't beat a Ferrari V12

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    599 is an epic car, looked at a few prior to this 612 but my heart was set on a 612 at the moment.

    Does anyone know if itís normal that there is so much heat coming through the windscreen? The windscreen is genuine Ferrari. Just never felt so much heat in any car coming through the windscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abidk View Post
    599 is an epic car, looked at a few prior to this 612 but my heart was set on a 612 at the moment.

    Does anyone know if itís normal that there is so much heat coming through the windscreen? The windscreen is genuine Ferrari. Just never felt so much heat in any car coming through the windscreen.
    That big V12 is a mid front configuration so it is way closer to you and the passenger compartment.

    If you havenít had a big capacity V12 before itís quite a shock to the senses.

    So the engine brings a lot of heat and the rake of the screen too. However if you are getting really hot it is likely the HVAC system has got an error or gone bad. I just had the compressor fail in my 599 and the cabin gets crazy hot. Could be that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    That big V12 is a mid front configuration so it is way closer to you and the passenger compartment.

    If you havenít had a big capacity V12 before itís quite a shock to the senses.

    So the engine brings a lot of heat and the rake of the screen too. However if you are getting really hot it is likely the HVAC system has got an error or gone bad. I just had the compressor fail in my 599 and the cabin gets crazy hot. Could be that.
    Thanks, it must be the rake of the windscreen as the blowers seem to work fine albeit not as fast or hard as my German cars. Itís mainly the heat coming through the windscreen that I was concerned about as thatís definitely not something I have experienced before. I checked the windscreen in case it was non genuine etc but doesnít seem to have ever been changed.

    Going to see SI soon so will get them to check it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abidk View Post
    Struggling to add pics for some reason.
    Will post pics once my paid membership is updated later today.

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    Very nice motor

    A 200mph yet practical car - not many cars tick both those boxes

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