The car was delivered at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Ferrari World theme park, where the Finali Mondiali Ferrari are being staged and where the company has revealed the FXX K in the past days.
The Sergio is based on the concept car developed by Pininfarina to celebrate its 60th anniversary, and was presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show – check our exclusive feature on its design development.
Turned into a production reality by Pininfarina itself, the Ferrari Sergio is a radical car for purists, with an emphasis on driving experience and performances.
Like for the Sergio Concept, the technical basis is provided by the 458 Spider, which also lends its technological content as well as all of the functional aspects of the cockpit.
Power comes from the latest 605 hp version of Ferrari’s naturally aspirated 4497 cc V8. This unit also allows the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds.
Compared with the 2013 concept, the Sergio has maintained many of the original design elements, including the overall surface and graphic treatment with the dark inserts on the hood and flanks; the semi-floating front spoiler with the full-width headlight fascia.
For production constraints, some of the most distinctive elements of the concept have been left out: these include the low waist line that curved downwards, the minimal deflector that served as windscreen, the floating, aerodynamic headrests suspended from the roll bar and the radical wedge-shaped front section.
Below we report additional details from Ferrari’s official release.
From the official Press Release:
The Ferrari Sergio has an extremely simple, clear style. Both its volumes and treatments of its surfaces reflect the spirt of Pininfarina’s 1960s and 70s creations for Ferrari.
Its proportions have been pushed to the extreme with the front of the car seeming to penetrate the rear which itself projects forward.
The result is an exceptionally sculptural, three-dimensional take on the classic roadster. The two bodyshell masses are melded together via a longitudinal black insert, the main styling cue of the design. The flank is also characterised by the same black longitudinal element which acts as both a dividing and unifying element between front and rear. The two sections of the car flow effortlessly into one another resulting in sublimely harmonious yet extremely muscular forms.
As with all Ferraris, the Sergio’s design was never an end in itself but is a marriage of function and aesthetics. The semi-floating development of the front spoiler beneath the bonnet balances downforce and optimises heat exchange. The roll-bar is a modern take on the classic Ferrari flying buttress and negative rear window. Integrated into the roll-bars are the air intakes for clutch and gearbox oil cooling. Lastly, the rear nolder and rear extractor generate downforce, adding an efficient finishing flourish to the car’s design.
At the front of the car, Pininfarina has integrated the headlights in a classic move, turning them into a single transparent transverse element, a signature of the car’s extreme formal purity. At the rear, the circular tail lights are another modern nod to Ferrari history. The two-tone theme continues on both the front bonnet and rear deck with the latter featuring the iconic circular air vents seen on other iconic Pininfarina creations from the past.
The cockpit is pared-back and functional in the extreme with the engine compartment actually hugging the backs of the seats. The example delivered to Abu Dhabi has three-layer red exterior paintwork and an extremely sporty cockpit with black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitching, Alcantara seat inserts, and extensive carbon dash and door well trim. It also features Sergio-specific forged wheels, in this instance gold in colour with a diamond finish.
Each one of the six Ferrari Sergios was configured by its owner in dedicated sessions at the Tailor Made atelier in Maranello where clients are invited to personalise their cars to their own individual tastes. The atelier offers enormous freedom of choice in terms of colours, materials and finishes. As a result, every detail is extremely exclusive, thereby continuing the Prancing Horse tradition begun in the 1950s and 60s of creating bespoke cars minutely tailored to each client’s wishes.