When we heard that Italian styling house Pininfarina was bringing a concept car to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and that it would be named after legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina, we expected something amazing. The Sergio does not disappoint.
The swoopy lines and forward-canted roll bar pretty much speak for themselves, while the two-tone color scheme gives the car a sense of energy by highlighting that sleek shape.
A windshield would probably interrupt the enjoyment of that shape, but Pininfarina has a solution. The car comes with a pair of custom crash helmets designed to match the car. After all, chatting with a passenger might distract the driver from the styling, or the driving experience.
The Sergio be just as enjoyable to drive as it is to look at. It’s based on a Ferrari 458 Spider, and has the same 4.5-liter, 570 horsepower V8. Pininfarina says it harkens back to custom-bodied cars the company has built in the past for special clients.
It also means the Sergio’s driver will need that helmet. Pininfarina says its creation will do 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 199 mph.
According to Pininfarina design director Fabio Filippini, the Sergio’s topless two-seat design and Ferrari mechanicals are a fitting tribute to its namesake, who designed some of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made.
“We were motivated by the spirit of Pininfarina’s best sports cars, Ferraris of the ’60s and ’70s designed under the leadership of Sergio Pininfarina,” Filippini said, “In particular, the Dino Berlinetta Speciale of 1965, the Ferrari 250 LM, the P5, the Modulo, and the Mythos.”
The Sergio was designed to wow showgoers and celebrate Pininfarina’s history, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see it on the road. Pininfarina notes that it is “a real car that can be easily produced in [a] limited series of a few units.” So if you benefitted from the Dow’s recent record high and want something unique to drive around your tax shelter, give Pininfarina a call.