With just six units made, sighting a Ferrari Sergio on roads any time soon will be unlikely. The first example made its debut at the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in the UAE this week.
Designed by Pininfarina, the car was created to celebrate celebrate the 60th anniversary of the company’s relationship with Ferrari. It was named Sergio in homage to Sergio Pininfarina, who sealed the longstanding partnership with the Italian marque.
It’s based on the 458 Spider and retains the latter’s technological content. Power comes from a normally-aspirated, 4497cc V8 with 450kW which thrusts it to 100km/h in three seconds according to Ferrari. This is the same mill that has won the International Engine of the Year award on three consecutive occasions. The styling was intended to reflect Pininfarina’s creations for Ferrari from the 60s and 70s. Cues like the roll-bar are a modern take on the classic Ferrari flying buttress, they also integrate the air intakes for clutch and gearbox oil cooling.
Each one of the six Ferrari Sergios was configured by its owner in dedicated sessions at the Tailor Made atelier in Maranello.