There was the Ferrari Enzo in 2002, there’s Sergio Pininfarina in 2013. This quasi-family affair, bringing together around new red sports car, the combined talents of the two firms, yet holds its small scar.
For the first time ever, Pininfarina has not been associated with the development of a new Ferrari. And it is not trivial since it is LaFerrari the last supercar Ferrari brand.
“The key is to preserve the legacy of the past by projecting into the future,” said Sergio Pininfarina, died in July 2012, and it’s a bit for this reason that the heirs have taken this car project tribute to the collaboration with Ferrari, a tandem stand for 60 years. “This tribute was immediately and morally supported by Luca Montezemolo and Ferrari as a whole”, likes to emphasize one at Pininfarina. To illustrate this, the designers have looked at the performance of the delicate barchetta, a tandem of the future the design of the interior is heavily indented here and passengers barely protected by a windscreen by way windshield.
This radical approach, based on the technical basis borrowed from the 458 Spider, may surprise, but it should be remembered of course that this is a show car. A car sold iron out many of the excesses of this project is mainly there to experiment with new ways to talk and Pininfarina. When Asians, Indians and Chinese stir on the theme of the car, Pininfarina has the know-how to know in international exhibitions like Geneva.
Sergio on the will was to volumes and surface treatments that evoke the spirit of the 60s and 70s emerge. Radical, no-frills to stir up performance, Sergio comes with two helmets to protect occupants. Its profile is interesting, helmed by a black scalloped area where hidden utilities, door handles and other cooling vents. The red paint is thus fully valued.
Sergio has no conventional doors, but half doors with vertical opening rotation for easy access while maintaining maximum rigidity to the sides of the structure, as in racing cars. Here too, the aluminum chassis originally was exchanged against a carbon structure that saves 10% by weight. The absence of roofs and windows that also make a nice economy. Lighter than 150 kg compared to a closed version, this car could accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 s. Nobody checked again, but surely there are amateurs in the world able to pay for it. Watch the Lamborghini Venevo , it was produced only three copies, all sold.