More details have emerged about the ultra-rare Ferrari Sergio amid the announcement the first car has been delivered to one lucky owner in the United Arab Emirates.
Ferrari’s long-term creative partner Pinnanfarina is behind the Ferrari Sergio, a limited edition roadster built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of a collaboration with the Cambiano company that started sixty years ago.
The Sergio is now settling in at its new home of the SBH Royal Auto Gallery at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. It gets its name from Sergio Pininfarina, who became chairman of Pininfarina after his father Battista Farina died in 1966. So, as you can guess, this car is a big deal.
That goes some way in explaining why it has the sort of performance that keeps us up at night. It’s based on the 458 Spider and so is powered by a 4.5-litre V8 that churns out 605hp, helping 0 to 62mph come and go in three seconds.
The design is said to reflect the spirit of Pininfarina’s 1960s and 1970s creations for Ferrari, which are among some of the most beautiful cars ever created, including the 250GTO and 250 California.
Reports say the Sergio cost around €2.5million – not that it matters because all six have been snapped up. Each car was tailor made for each customer in Maranello so colours, materials and finishes should be unique to each car. The example pictured, for instance, has a three-layer paintjob and a black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitching and unique gold ‘Sergio’ alloys.
Without a roof in sight, the Sergio is never going to be a daily driver, but we must admit it’s rather pretty. The question is, would we rather have that or the recently announced La Ferrari FXX K? Decisions, decisions.