They hang upon children’s bedroom walls. They are feverishly photographed when they make a public appearance. They are the definition of freedom and four wheels. Supercars turn the heads of all ages, interested in cars or not. Their draw to even the casual observer is the artwork that paints itself upon the skin of these machines. Pininfarina are arguably some of the best designers in the world working with manufacturers such as Bentley, Maserati, but most notably Ferrari. It was in fact the companies founder, Sergio, who personally persuaded Enzo Ferrari to produce mid-engined sports cars for the road. Sergio Pininfarina sadly passed away last year in Italy aged 85. His majesty with pen and paper is honuored in the Pininfarina Sergio.
Making its UK debut at a celebration of Pininfarina designed cars, this majestic silhouette was produced by the company as a tribute to their founder. Based upon the Ferrari 458 Spider, the raked architecture of the car promotes its performance. Beneath the windscreenless body sits a 4.5 litre V8 packing 562BHP. The Sergio can achieve a 0-62MPH time of just 3.4 seconds and will go onto a top speed of 199MPH.
Pininfarina have said that the Sergio will make up a limited production run.
Images courtesy of Rob Amey Divstarr Creative.