Pininfarina is known as an independent Italian car design company and coachbuilder that was founded in 1930. It has had a stable establishment of famous customers like Ferrari, Romeo, Alfa, Peugeot, Fiat or Maserati.
Now, this firm focuses on design (automotive and non-automotive) and the building of unique cars. One of those fascinating versions is the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio, a supercar for the elite, which is released a limited number.
As its name suggests, it was built in tribute to Sergio Pininfarina, the company’s former chairman who died in 2012.
Besides, Sergio also celebrates the collaboration between this company and the partner Ferrari, honoring a collective past but looking to a bright future.
About the Sergio
In general, 2018/2019 Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is very nice, impressive and built on the mechanical underpinnings of Ferrari 458 the Spider.
It’s worth noting that, according to Pininfarina, this version is built to order in limited quantities for special customers, which makes it a real concept car, not just a show one.
It is also supposed to embody the excellence of Pininfarina in designing as well as manufacturing good-quality and dramatic looking cars. How about other aspects?
When being firstly debuted, the car stunned the auto show ‘s guests with the radical design and racing-inspired, minimalist body style.
Particularly, it is described as a two-seater boat looking to the future. This means a modern, mid-engine two-seat sports car with the compact, pure, sporty, and sensual design.
Moreover, its flank is characterized by the same black longitudinal element that acts as a unifying and dividing element between the rear and front. Two sections of this car effortlessly flow into each other, creating sublimely harmonious but greatly muscular forms.
Generally, its styling is meant to recall the emotion of the founder’s designs from the 1960s and 1970s.
The open-top supercar borrows functional interior parts from the 458 Spider, including the central tunnel, dashboard, steering wheel, and seat structure.
It also retains the same track and wheelbase as the open-top supercar. Even more, it comes bundled with its luggage set with stitching that matches the paint of this supercar.
Especially, its cockpit is pared-back as well as functional in the extreme with the engine compartment that hugs the backs of Alcantara seats.
Moreover, in front of the door panel, there are two helmets in the storage locker, and they are used to keep with the pure race theme and occupant safety.
For the exterior, the innovation includes floats and an aerodynamic headrest that is attached to the roll cage instead of the seats’ body. This solution contributes to the lines and acts as the head fairing in the rear.
Narrow headlights visibly connected to each other, which represents a single element. The rear lights with their round shape is a tribute to the classic model of bygone years.
Other features include unique light alloy wheels and the elimination of the windshield allowing increasing air stream with the speed of the car on the driver’s head and bringing exciting experience.
Also, it owns a ventilated engine cover and circular taillights. Amazingly, its open-top and full carbon body contributes to weight savings of about 10% over the aluminum body panels of the donor car.
Each of the six limited models of Ferrari Sergios was attentively customized to suit the owner’s tastes. At the result, every unit is a fast, beautiful, and absolutely unique car with different colors.
While other roadsters get their peculiarities, the exterior of 2018/2019 version remarkably features 2-color painting with three-layer red as well as dark gray shades.
The cabin seats are trimmed in black leather together with Alcantara inserts. Likewise, contrasting red stitching brings a dark interior brightness as well as emotions.
From our technical point of view, Sergio 2018-2019 Ferrari has outstanding performance and excellent and dynamics.
This exclusive supercar comes with the latest 605PS (or 597hp) type of Ferrari’s naturally-aspirated 4.5-liter V8 engine which can power the 458 Speciale A.
Fascinatingly, with a 0 to 100 km/h (or 62 mph) sprint of 3 seconds ability to reach a top speed of up to 320 km/h, it is regarded one of the fastest customs built convertibles in the supercar world and gets three times awarded prizes called Engine of the Year.
Not only extraordinary to look at but it is also intended to be extremely user oriented. It is regarded as an authentic supercar that references the track explicitly. This underscores and intensifies the sense of sportiness, interest behind the wheel and the comfort of design at its purest.
Production was limited to just six unique versions at about $3 million a pop, and in just a little over two years, its asking price has jumped by a massive $2 million. With this amount, it is ranked as one of the most expensive high-quality supercars in the world.
All in all, Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is distinguished by a clear and simple style, which makes it memorable the moment you first look at it.
Considering the rarity, the excellent specialties of Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio and this particular supercar’s history, we would say that it is worth a pretty penny and worth-dreaming concept car for those who are supercar lovers.