Ferrari has unveiled the Sergio, a limited edition roadster based on the
458 Spider. Only six Sergios are being made, with the first one going to the SBH Royal Auto
Gallery in the United Arab Emirates.
The car was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary year of Pininfarina's collaboration with the Prancing Horse. Ferrari said that Sergio was the only possible choice of name for the model, in homage to Sergio Pininfarina, who sealed the unique, longstanding partnership with Ferrari.
The Italian marque claims that the 2015 Sergio is focused entirely on performance.
The Sergio retains 458 Spider's technological content as well as all of the functional aspects of its cockpit. It is powered by the latest 597 hp version of Ferrari's naturally aspirated 4497 cc V8 which can also be found in the 458 Speciale and 458 Speciale Aperta. This power unit also guarantees the car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Each one of the six Ferrari Sergios was configured by its owner in dedicated sessions at the Tailor Made atelier in Maranello where clients personalize their cars to their own individual tastes.
Sergio's Exterior Reflects Pininfarina Designs in 1960s and 70s
Ferrari Sergio's proportions have been pushed to the extreme with the front of the car seeming to penetrate the rear which itself projects forward.
At the front of the car, Pininfarina has integrated the headlights in a classic move, turning them into a single transparent transverse element. At the rear, the circular tail lights are another modern nod to Ferrari history. The two-tone theme continues on both the front bonnet and rear deck with the latter featuring the iconic circular air vents seen on other Pininfarina creations from the past.
The cockpit is pared-back and functional with the engine compartment actually hugging the backs of the seats. The example delivered to Abu Dhabi for the 2014 Ferrari World Finals has three-layer red exterior paintwork and an extremely sporty cockpit with black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitching, alcantara seat inserts, and extensive carbon dash and door well trim. It also features Sergio-specific forged wheels, in this instance gold in color with a diamond finish.