The name Sergio Pininfarina is synonymous with style. The exquisite design house has had a hand in many exotic automobiles, including stables of Prancing Horses. The love affair between Ferrari and Pininfarina dates back decades. In fact, back in the 1960s, Sergio Pininfarina managed to convince the stubborn Enzo Ferrari to make a mid-engine layout line of cars. What followed were the glorious Ferrari 360, 328 and the F40. Sergio passed away in 2012, and now the Ferrari Sergio car has been revealed to honor the long-standing relationship.
The Ferrari Sergio tribute car at a glance:
- This special edition one-off Ferrari is based on the 458. It packs the same 4.5-liter V8 engine kicking out 570 horses. That is where the similarity ends, as you can clearly see from the photos. Some say the Ferrari 458 is borderline dated now compared to new competitors emerging, but it still manages to impress.
- That means it hits the 0-60 mile per hour jump in a blistering 3.4 seconds with a top speed of approximately 200 MPH.
- That is much speed for something without much in the way of a windshield and no roof, but it looks like a true work of automotive art. This is something that could park next to the Bugatti Veyron art car or any number of exotics and be on even ground.
- It draws to mind another one-off exotic, the Lamborghini Aventador J. That beauty was also minimal but maximized in the aesthetics department.
Is it befitting the famed designer?
Overall, the contemporary style of the Ferrari Sergio tribute car speaks of a special relationship between luxury carmaker and premium design house. Will she live in a museum or a private collection? It is not clear.