In 2012 Mr Sergio Pininfarina, the man who led Pininfarina for 40 years, passed away. He left behind some of the greatest cars to ever see production including the Alfa Romeo Spider, Peugeot 406 Coupe, Ferrari Testarossa and F40, and more recently the Ferrari 360, Ferrari Enzo and the Sintesi concept.
After his passing Ferrari built and unveiled a tribute car at the 2013 Geneva Motorshow – the one of a kind Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is now on display in London at the Berkeley Hotel Ferrari showroom. The Sergio concept is based on the Ferrari 458, sharing the same 458 drivetrain. In the engine bay sits a 4.5 litre V8 which produces 570 horsepower, helping it sprint from 0-100km in less than 3.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of up to 199 mph.
Suffice to say the styling is radical, especially the forward-canted roll hoop. Pininfarina says it is “a real car that can easily be produced in limited series of a few units.” If you are prepared to part with the cash (no price has been given – classic ”if you have to ask, you can’t afford” situation) you’ll be pleased to know a pair of custom helmets are included free of charge. Winning.
If you happen to be in London we highly suggest dropping by the Berkeley Hotel showroom!