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Ferrari 612 GTS Pavesi – Click above to watch the videos after the jump

If you're up on your latest cop dramas, you'll notice that Tom Selleck has not only got his mustache back, but he hardly looks like he's aged a day. Never mind that it's been decades since Magnum PI. But it's also been nearly that long since Ferrari made a GTS.

Those three letters are Maranello-speak for "targa" (dare we use the term on anything but a Porsche without getting a cease-and-desist letter?), and they went the way of the dodo after the 355 was phased out. Since then, it's been full convertibles or fixed-roof coupes, and nothing in between. Until this one came along, that is.

Called the 612 GTS Pavesi, this car is reportedly the latest product of Ferrari's in-house customization program. It's based on the 612 Scaglietti, and features a pair of removable carbon-fiber roof panels up top, a unique two-tone silver and black paint scheme, a revised front end and a reported output boost of 20 prancing horses to bring it up to 550 horsepower (possibly due to the custom Tubi exhaust installation). No word on who the owner is, but Pavesi is the name of an Italian producer of go-kart engines. Whoever it is, you can bet he or she paid handsomely for the privilege. Follow the jump for a closer look in a pair of spy videos.

[Source: autoblog.nl]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ferrari is creating a number of Pebble Beach potential winners for 2060.
      • 1 Year Ago
      loll what an ugly car man.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, either this isn't the latest from the Ferrari's program or their standards have plummeted. Take a look at the paint job at 0:19... Looks more like a vinyl wrap, and an ugly one at that, to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. The number of cars leaving the Ferrari factory these days with serious paint and panel fit defects is crazy. I stopped the video at the same time marker because I saw how wavy the line was...either the panel is wavy, or the paint is...neither would be satisfactory for me if I was breaking off that kind of cash.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm almost certain that that's just someone's reflection in the background.

        Some of the car's vinyl does look cheap though. Those designs are not something I'd expect to see on a Ferrari.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are we forgetting about the 575 Superanerica??
        • 4 Years Ago
        *Superamerica I meant. In regards to the "there hasn't been a Ferrari targa since the 355" bit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        As I recall the Superamerica had a rear hinged top that folded over and rested behind the driver. It was not removable.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That ain't no GTS! That be a 612 with two holes cut in the roof!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy Panel Gap Batman! That front bumper needs work.
      • 4 Years Ago
      yeah that for sure looks like a rip in the vinyl wrap when it shows the GTSPAVESI badge... why go cheap on a one-off?
      • 4 Years Ago
      got to be the WORST looking targa top i have ever seen. The vette, camaro and firebird and fiero of the old days did targa the best