This is Pininfarina’s tribute to their late CEO Sergio. It is called, well, Sergio, and it is what Italian designers call a Barchetta car. The base for the Sergio concept is a Ferrari 458 Spider and has the same exact 570 horsepower engine and DCT transmission.
It is actually just a body work, a pure design study paying homage to one of the greatest designers of all time. The car’s front splitter and pointy front-end look quite aerodynamic, but then the lack of a windshield and the open cabin blow that argument out of the water. The designers have integrated the rear spoiler into the roll bar, which is a nice touch.
The new design is lighter and yet more rigid than the 458 Spider car. It weighs a bit more than 1,200 kg. So the performance is slightly enhanced, with 0-100 km/h done in less than 3.4 seconds, and top speed of 320 km/h.
As for the interior, the upholstery is mostly covered with light gray antique-effect leather bound to seats in a weaving technology textile with bronze details. These finishes match the original titanium colour of the standard technical parts. The fabrics on the seats are complemented by the insertion of metal studs that recall the details of the exterior design theme.
- Maximum length: 4550 mm
- Maximum width: 1940 mm
- Maximum height: 1140 mm
- Boot capacity: 110 litres
- Power train (from Ferrari 458 Spider): 4499cc V8; Sequential gearbox 7M + RM
- Package: 2 doors, 2 seats
- Chassis: original 458 Spider
- Cx XS: about 5% lower than the original car
- Weight: about 1280 kg
- Maximum speed: ~320 km/h
- 0-100 km/h: less than 3.4 seconds