Back in 2013, we reported that Italian design house Pininfarina is considering a plan to build the Sergio Concept that was unveiled at that year’s Geneva Motor Show. Now, it appears that the vehicle will soon enter production and according to our sources, the vehicles are already sold out.
Ferrari will only build six units of this impressive supercar and the people who will own one have been carefully selected by the Italian manufacturer. The Ferrari Sergio is rumored to cost a hefty 3 million euros.
Based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, the Ferrari Sergio Concept uses a 4.5-liter V8 engine that produces 570 hp, bolted to a sequential seven speed gearbox. With a total weight of 1,280 kg, the Sergio Concept was able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, while top speed is 320 km/h or 200 mph.
We still don’t know anything about the final design of the production version but sources said that those who will drive the car with no windshield have to wear a helmet. Pininfarina chief designer Fabio Filippini said that they know how to tweak the vehicle in order to make it street-legal.
Easily put, the Ferrari Sergio is gifted with very simple, clear styling, with its surface volumes and treatments exuding the spirit of Pininfarina's creations for Ferrari in the 1960s and 1970s. The Sergio features proportions are pushed to the extremes, with its front end seemingly breaching the forward-projecting rear end. These proportions give the new Sergio a more sculptural, three-dimensional character.
The design of the Ferrari Sergio has a longitudinal black insert as its main styling cue, and this element is what melds the two body shell masses. This same black longitudinal black insert also distinguishes the flank, serving both as a dividing and unifying element between front and rear sections of the new Sergio. These sections flow smoothly into each other, giving the Sergio harmonious yet muscular forms.
Just like all of the vehicles made by Ferrari, the design of the Sergio wasn’t the ultimate goal for the car. After all, its design fits function and aesthetics into a single package. The semi-floating front spoiler below the bonnet helps balance downforce while optimizing heat exchange. The Sergio also features roll-bar that reinterprets – in a more contemporary manner -- the classic Ferrari flying buttress and negative rear window. These roll-bars come with integrated air intakes for clutch and gearbox oil cooling. More downforce is generated by the rear nolder as well as rear extractor.
Meanwhile, the front end of the new Ferrari Sergio features classically integrated headlights, which have become a single transparent transverse detail. The rear of the new car, on the other hand, is fitted with circular tail lights that pay a modern tribute to Ferrari’s rich history. The two-tone theme of the new Sergio is also apparent on both the front bonnet and rear deck. The rear deck comes with the iconic circular air vents that are present on Pininfarina’s iconic creations.