One of the standouts of the recent 2013 Geneva Motor Show
was the Pininfarina Sergio speedster
based on the running gear of a Ferrari 458 Spider.
Unfortunately, the Sergio was built purely as a one-off showpiece honoring the late patriarch of the Italian design firm that shares his name.
That may change as Pininfarina is considering building a small run of road-going Sergio speedsters, should demand be sufficient.
Speaking with Automotive News
(subscription required), Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori said his company was considering building a run of around five to six examples, which could be sold to the public at around 3 million euros (approximately $3.88 million) a piece.
When developing the concept, the team at Pininfarina envisaged building a road-going version, so all homologation requirements are already known to the firm. In addition, a small windshield could even be installed so that anyone driving a Sergio wouldn’t require a helmet.
Being based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, the Sergio benefits from a 4.5-liter V-8 engine tuned to deliver 562 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. However, at only 2,822 pounds, the Sergio is around 330 pounds lighter than the 458 Spider, which means it should be considerably faster. Pininfarina quotes a 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
Last year, rival Italian design firm Bertone unveiled a similar outlandish concept car, the Nuccio
, which did eventually spawn a road-going version
that was sold to wealthy collector. Hopefully, the same will happen with the Sergio as it will be a shame to see this beauty left dormant in some showroom or museum.