Even though nobody really liked the Sergio Concept car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, news emerge that the Italian design house Pininfarina is considering a limited run production. They apparently looked at the Lamborghini Veneno and thought if people buy that, they will have no problem finding five or six buyers ready to spend 3 million Euros on the Sergio.
The Sergio is a tribute to the late CEO Sergio Pininfarina. It is a very important car and it has a very good base, the Ferrari 458 Spider. But the way it looks is not really everyone’s cup of tea. Sure, it does have some clever details such as a roll bar that is part of the styling or swinging doors, but on the whole, they could have done a better job honoring a master like Sergio.
Still, the company is ready to make a few changes to make the car road legal, should the marketing department decides they can sell at least five units. The Sergio needs to be homologated for road use, and it also needs a windshield. It’s not going to get a roof, though.
The concept car is powered by the same 560 horsepower V8 as the Ferrari 458, and has the same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as well. It is not clear yet if the powertrain in the production model will get an upgrade.