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Pininfarina could produce Sergio concept

Mon, 18 Mar 2013

Pininfarina may produce a few examples of the Sergio concept we saw at the Geneva motor show for a few well-heeled buyers with about $3.9 million in liquid assets.

“We are considering a very limited run of five to six units," Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori told Automotive News Europe.

The Sergio is based on the Ferrari 458 Italia, and uses the same drivetrain including the 562-hp V8 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It was named after company’s long-time chairman and CEO.

Pininfarina designer Fabio Filippini told Automotive News Europe that even though the design details are extreme, it does have a plan to convert them to street cars.

"We already know how and where to modify the Sergio concept car to make it into a compliant, street-legal model," said Filippini. He added that a windshield could be installed, to get around helmet laws while driving the barchetta in Europe.

Pininfarina was founded by Battista “Pinin” Farina in 1930 and has developed numerous legendary cars in the past 80 years, including the 1960 Ferrari 250 GTE, Jaguar XJ220 and Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

By Jake Lingeman