When it comes to automotive styling, few firms have the reputation of Pininfarina. The Italian design house has penned some of the most beautiful cars of all time, from the 1966 Fiat Dino Spider, to more recently, the 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta. The man behind the company since 1961, Sergio Pininfarina passed in July of 2012. To commemorate the life of one of the most important designers the automotive world has known, the company that bears his name has rolled out the Pininfarina Sergio Concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
Using the Ferrari 458 Spider as a starting block, the Sergio was designed to be a functional vehicle and able to be produced in very limited numbers. That means that the 4.5-liter V8 is retrained, making 570 horsepower. With the speedster nature of the car there is a very low windshield. As such, helmets with windscreens are offered.
The car sits on the display stand at Geneva next to one of Segio Pininfarina’s most beloved projects, the Dino Berlinetta Speciale. The Ferrari underpinnings also highlight the more than 60-year relationship between the man and the Italian automaker. There is no more fitting homage to such a man than a breathtaking concept car that you can actually drive.