Pininfarina Sergio (2013)
Pininfarina Sergio concept was developed in memory of the director of the atelier. Extravagant sports car without any glazing and, judging by everything, the prospect of becoming a serial model.
The two-seat sports car, according to the design of the designers, had to combine in itself the most striking stylistic solutions that ever came from the pen of Sergio Pininfarina. The main ones, obviously, were the wedge-shaped silhouette of the sports car and the rounded convex wings.
Without additional security measures – nowhere, because Sergio didn’t provide any roof or glass. Instead of a windshield – two company helmets. Meanwhile, Pininfarina assures that the atmosphere in the interior of the concept will remain calm thanks to Sergio’s well-thought-out aerodynamics. In particular, the oncoming air flow must “take on” a large hood deflector and a powerful front bumper. Even the rear view mirror, located in the middle of the front panel, plays its role in the formation of air flows.
The question of aerodynamics for Sergio is, without a doubt, one of the key ones: the basis of the concept was the platform of a completely real sports car – the Ferrari 458 Italia. It also has a borrowed power unit – a 4.5-liter V8 developing 570 horsepower and a 7-speed robotic transmission. Thus, the open supercar accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 320 km/h.
It is worth noting that the most famous of the recent concepts without a windshield – the Lamborghini Aventador J – had a 700-strong V12. Unlike the second “named” supercar, Ferrari Enzo, Pinifarina Sergio is unlikely to be produced at all serially. So far, it appears that preserving the memory of Sergio Pininfarina, who ran the atelier for four decades, was the main and only goal when creating the machine.