Text: Brent Co / Photos: David Smith, Pininfarina Press | posted March 06, 2013 21:04
Tribute concept car based on Ferrari 458 Spider
Pininfarina unveils Ferrari 458 Spider-based Sergio Concept in Geneva. The design company decided to come up with the concept car as a tribute to Life Senator Sergio Pininfarina, who led the company for 40 years. The automotive design legend passed away in July 2012 at the age of 85.
The Sergio will have a two-seater brachetta configuration and has no windscreen and will come with two helmets instead.
“My father would be proud of this concept car, because it expresses the aesthetic values that always inspired him: the purity of the lines, the harmony of form, and balance. Furthermore, he would be happy with this latest concept on Ferrari base, a brand to which we are related by a history that has helped define the most beautiful cars of all time in an evolution that has lasted 60 years and shows no sign of ending," said Chairman Paolo Pininfarina.
The concept measures in at 4550mm long, 1940mm wide and 1140mm tall and weighs approximately 1,280 kg. Being based on the 458, it will be powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 rated at 570 PS and 540 Nm of torque and mated to a 7-Speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Sergio Concept is displayed alongside the Dino Berlinetta Speciale, one of the Pininfarina’s beloved Ferraris. It led to the lines of subsequent Dino production cars. Since 1967, the Dino has been part of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest Collection and is exhibited along with other historic prestige cars in the Musée de l'Automobile of Mans.
Pinifarina has hinted the possibility of the Sergio being produced in a limited series.