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Geneva 2013 Live: Pininfarina Sergio Concept – The Homage

Pininfarina Sergio Concept was presented by the Pininfarina design house at Geneva Motor Show 2013. The prototype is designed to pay tribute to the former CEO – Sergio Pininfarina, who died last July at the age of 85 years. The original Speedster is a car that has the “creative genius” of Sergio Pininfarina.

Pininfarina Sergio Concept - Geneva Motor Show 2013 Live

Pininfarina Sergio Concept – Geneva Motor Show 2013 Live

Delirium – this word best describes the atmosphere at the Pininfarina stand today. The famous Italian designer has assured an impressive popularity at its stand with an equally impressive concept. Pininfarina Sergio Concept, as the name suggests, honors the man who was Sergio Pininfarina, the man responsible for the destiny of the company for four decades.

Geneva Motor Show 2013 Live: Pininfarina Sergio Concept photo gallery

Pininfarina Sergio Concept Live at Geneva Motor Show 2013

The homage couldn’t be more spectacular, crowned with special attention from the press. Journalists flocked in front of the small stand. Beyond the glass fence, Pininfarina Sergio Concept has received viewers with a special color and design lines that can hardly be created by another design house.

In the four decades spent reining sCarrozzeria Pininfarina, Sergio was responsible for designing various Ferrari models, but its work also includes other models. Among these are Ferrari Testarossa, Fiat 124 Sport Spider, Alfa Romeo Spider (1966 – 1993) and Peugeot 406 Coupe. The last public appearance of Sergio Pininfarina took place in March 2008, when it was introduced in “European Automotive Hall of Fame.”

Pininfarina Sergio Concept has no windshield, no roof and side mirrors, with passengers sitting close to the rear axle. It is made on a Ferrari 458 Spider and has a length of 4550 mm (179.2 in), 1940 mm (76.4 in) width, 1140 mm (44.9 in) height, with the luggage compartment volume of 110 liters (3.9 cu-ft).

The concept has the same 4.5-liter V8 engine as the 458 Spider, combined with a 7-speed automatic transmission. It weighs 1280 kilograms (2822 lbs). Pininfarina Sergio Concept can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

Pininfarina Sergio Concept

It is the new, amazing concept car created to celebrate the Life Senator Sergio Pininfarina. At its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, the Sergio joins the brand that has so marked the history of Pininfarina: Ferrari. The Sergio, in fact, is a two-seater barchetta that looks to the future, very compact, very sporty, racy, pure and sensual. An exercise that Pininfarina decided to undertake on Ferrari 458 Spider mechanicals. Its formal interpretation is absolutely free, in the best tradition of the Pininfarina research which has produced so many Ferrari-based concept cars or unique models now recognised as masterpieces. The result is a modern, organic view of the mid-rear-engined two-seater barchetta.

The willingness to revisit volumes and surface treatments in a subliminal way emerges with the Sergio, which evokes the spirit of Pininfarina’s best achievements for Ferrari of the ‘60s and ‘70s. A radical object, unique and essential, which rejects the superfluous and is performance-oriented. A real open air car with an explicit nod to racing cars, in the sense that a cupola is not fitted to protect occupants, for which two helmets are provided. Its exclusivity and development on the basis of a production car, in fact, sets the Sergio in the tradition of the great Pininfarina custom-made cars specifically designed for “special” clients. It is therefore a real car that can easily be produced in limited series of a few units.

Pininfarina Sergio Concept Video – Geneva Motor Show 2013 Live

Pininfarina Sergio Concept via Pininfarina stand at Geneva Motor Show 2013

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