Geneva 2016: the 1969 Pininfarina Sigma Grand Prix

Concept Cars 2 Mar 2016
Geneva 2016: the 1969 Pininfarina Sigma Grand Prix

Along with the new H2 Speed Concept, Pininfarina has broght to the Geneva Show a historic prototype, the Ferrari Sigma Grand Prix, a Formula One prototype that explored innovative safety solutions.


The Sigma was unveiled on March 1969 at the Geneva Show and was a research vehicle never intended to compete in any Formula One races.

1969 Pininfarina Ferrari Sigma Formula One Concept at Geneva 2016

The main inspiration for the car was the high number of deaths in Formula One races, due to the low safety standards.

1969 Pininfarina Ferrari Sigma Formula One Concept at Geneva 2016

Among the safety feature were a driver survival cell, multi-layer fuel tanks, a fire extinguisher system, plastic fuel-tanks, a safety-belt-system, an engine with collapsible structures and sidepods protruding behind the rear wheels to prevent interlocking wheels.

1969 Pininfarina Ferrari Sigma Formula One Concept at Geneva 2016

1969 Pininfarina Ferrari Sigma Formula One Concept at Geneva 2016

1969 Pininfarina Sigma GP prototype

The car, designed by Paolo Martin, was based on the Ferrari 312. It had a weight of 590 kg and was powered by a 436 hp 3 liter  V12 engine.

The prototype was developed by Pininfarina in partnership with Revue Automobile and with the support of Enzo Ferrari, Fiat and Mercedes.

(Source: Pininfarina, Wikipedia)

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