2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept

Ferrari Sergio Concept

Pininfarina is presenting a conception car that renews the life and values of the over-the-top achievements obtained nether the leaders of Sergio Pininfarina, jutting them into the succeeding in the distinguish of exclusivity, institution and passionateness. A conception car in occupation with the overture that has allowed Pininfarina to mother a wealthiness of creations that bear suit car legends: the power to coalesce passionateness, creativeness, tidings, engineering and elegance in the persistence of the stigma’s familial encrypt. A mixing of esthetic counterweight and refined ease that end terminated metre and pee-pee all Pininfarina models long-lasting and repellent to changes in perceptiveness and manner.

2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept

The new Pininfarina construct car could solitary be called Sergio. It is an practice that Pininfarina distinct to guarantee on a mark that more any otc has pronounced the chronicle of Pininfarina: Ferrari. The distinguish of Sergio Pininfarina is inextricably joined thereto uniting conceived 60 days ago: the Sergio, consequently, leave besides keep the grandness of Pininfarina’s share to the account of Prancing Cavalry pattern. A protection that was forthwith virtuously supported by Luca Montezemolo and Ferrari as a unharmed.

The two-seater barchetta of the future

With the Sergio you record the engrossing and exciting kingdom of the runabout barchetta as a alone and extremum aim. Sportsmanship in the truest sentience of the joy of impulsive, the cacoethes of those who horizon cars as an unique reference of hullabaloo, the pleasance of admiring the essentialness of a one-off car by Pininfarina.

2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept

The sports car paper is reinforced into Pininfarina: the fruitful quislingism with Ferrari which began in 1952, has generated about of the nigh democratic sports cars of the postwar point. Reversive to the spell of the runabout Ferrari, press and real sportsmanlike, is furthermore, the double-dyed foundation for soldering Pininfarina’s preceding to the hereafter. The Sergio’s mechanicals are those of the 458 Spider, which cadaver unaltered in its wheelbase and tracks. The conventional rendition, from which the dynamical, fluent and vestal volumes bound, is perfectly disengage, in the scoop custom of that Pininfarina designing imaginativeness that has produced so many Ferrari-based construct cars accepted concluded sentence as masterpieces, such as the Mythos of 1989 and the Rossa of 2000. This attack too reminds us of Pininfarina’s Ferrari-based custom-made cars such as the Testarossa Wanderer made for Giovanni Agnelli in 1987 or the Ferrari F360 Modena Barchetta in 2000 for Luca Montezemolo.

2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept

The outcome is a advanced, constitutive purview of the mid-rear-engined runabout barchetta. The willingness to revisit volumes and open treatments in a subliminal way emerges with the Sergio, which evokes the purport of Pininfarina’s outdo achievements for Ferrari of the ’60s and ’70s. A root aim, unparalleled and requisite, which rejects the excess and is performance-oriented. A veridical out-of-doors car with an expressed nod to racing cars, in the sensation that a cupola is not fitted to protect occupants, for which two helmets are provided.

A realistic indeed quite possible concept

The modernistic interpreting of a barchetta is a prize coherent with one of the diachronic peculiarities of Pininfarina: subordination in the crafting of olympian car bodies, subject of rousing emotions and seemly a hereafter image. The diachronic office of car eubstance designers directed the designing squad towards enquiry not on a new, divinatory intersection for loudness product, but on the introduction of an particular aim open of expressing the Pininfarina DNA impression; its exclusivity and developing on the fundament of a yield car, in fact, places the Sergio unwaveringly in the custom of the gravid Pininfarina one-offs specifically intentional for “peculiar” clients, which makes it a material car, not fair a shew car.

The design theme

The Sergio is grand by a really elementary and unclutter stylus, that becomes memorable the consequence you take it. Proportions pushed to the uttermost, a dynamical strawman bulk piercing into a behind that is relieved forwards, a graven, 3-dimensional version of the distinctive barchetta. The make-up of the two consistence multitude done a longitudinal melanise enter becomes the designing’s guidepost. Two volumes that wrap from remote to indoors the car, creating a section/uniting business ‘tween dorsum and breast. Done the highly fluent passageway from one eubstance to another, a mannikin that was homogenous in its accentuated vigour was obtained.

The Sergio too expresses an iconicity joined to ’60s Ferraris proposing bellying and animal wings elysian by those of sports cars and racing cars of that era, achieved by compacting all intensity accessories as often as potential. The uttermost nimbleness of the Sergio, which appears to swim with the movement up, is a mastermind termination of sleek explore. In the purest Pininfarina custom, innovation is not an end in itself, but integrates functionality and esthetics. The strawman semi-floating developing with the freebooter below the presence, expresses esthetical forcefulness and is concurrently useable for the stabilization of the streamlined cargo and the passion commutation. The streamlined deflector ahead of the cockpit besides creates a practical windshield done the deflection of the airflow, protecting the passengers from upheaval. The roller bar, intentional as a annex rise, is dead tuned to the phylogeny of the stream advent from the presence, adding a encourage polish force-out consequence. Eventually, the back nolder and the centrifuge ending the innovation efficaciously and functionally. Quieten on the matter of aeromechanics, eventide the rear-view mirror takes on a liquid configuration that, tending the current of the movement flummox, helps to deviate air from the heads of the passengers.

To raise the courtly sinlessness of the Pininfarina manner standard, all the technological parts of the Sergio (handles, fins, air uptake holes) are hard in wickedness parts of the trunk, departure the red multi-colored parts justify.

The side

The ball concordance of the face scene is a hard characteristic of the Sergio, reviving the green esthetic denominator of many Ferraris by Pininfarina. In the custom of barchetta sports cars, the Sergio has no formal doors but one-half doors with upright revolution orifice for sluttish admittance and contemporarily safeguarding the utmost rigidness of the construction unofficially, as in racing cars. The three-quarter breast purview highlights the composition of the connections betwixt floors and dissimilar trends providing a opinion of refined persistence.

The front

2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept

On the figurehead, the Sergio takes up and develops the Pininfarina’s traditional desegregation of the headlights by projected it into the futurity in a individual pellucid cross factor, as in the Dino Berlinetta Speciale 1965. Altered to the sizing and engineering of our own multiplication, this component becomes an identifying cross, resulting in highly scavenge lines. Particularly, the cylindric projectors in al use LED engineering and are embedded in a pellucid occlusion of Plexiglas that diffuses lightness.

The rear

The behind lights re-explain the flier themes of Pininfarina-Ferrari account transforming them into clear operational elements whose forms contemporaneously offer the firing use and the hot expel air approach out of the oil coolers.

The backside hood borrows the iconic turn pictorial holes of otc diachronic Pininfarina achievements and the like intervention is applied to the fanlight to alleviate chilling of the locomotive compartment and represents in the better potential way the out-and-out paragon and eternity constitutional in Pininfarina DNA.

The interior

Since this is a naturalistic car that could well be produced in circumscribed serial, the Sergio opted for the mechanicals of a totally re-bodied Ferrari 458 wanderer, maintaining the archetype engineering and its functioning. For this ground, the interiors issue all the useable parts of existent serial (splasher, bottom construction, core soothe and wheel). The internal is all-important and operative and develops as a raw elongation of the outside surfaces: the nigrify outside slips into the car and creates the tankful where the received technological components are structured. Flush the locomotive cowling descends within, wrap bout the backside role of seating. The threshold panels incorporate the functions of the cover and armrest and are intentional as vagabond elements ramify from the cooler.

One forward-looking ingredient consists of the drifting, streamlined headrest affiliated to the scroll bar instead than to the personify of the seating, about comely elements of the outside than the midland. Too ensuring utmost sinlessness of the lines, this solvent likewise acts as brain fairing in the arse.

Ahead of the doorway empanel, two helmets are housed in a little corner of the channelise. Made to a particular figure of Pininfarina Duplicate in coaction with Newmax, the Sergio helmets are individualised with the colouring of the car personify.

2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept

Colour and trim

The upholstery is generally covered with spark grayness antique-effect leather bounce to seating in a weaving engineering material with tan details. These finishes compeer the archetype ti colouration of the criterion expert parts. The fabrics on the seating are complemented by the intromission of metallic studs that reminiscence the details of the outside invention base.

The outside blood-red colouring, was elysian by the master red of the Dino Berlinetta Speciale, really acute and inscrutable, development a mod reading including metal particles and a multi-layer profundity gist.

The rims present a contrastive factor compared to the balance of the car. The finespun open of the torso is contrasted with technical forms based on the pursue twinkle burden and operation. The luxurious finishing is an obvious consultation to the racing berlinettas of the Mid-sixties and 1970s, tied if the intervention is capable see and the surfaces of the spokes are in hand-brushed aluminum.

Aerodynamic studies for a comfortable lightweight sports car

Changes in the personify with which the Pininfarina Dash Kernel has transformed the pilot car. A Ferrari 458 Wanderer, into a barchetta were supported by calculations and tests in the Grugliasco farting burrow to optimize flowing functioning. Particularly, a altogether new trunk was produced, wax c, redeeming around 10% in weightiness compared to the archetype torso in al, all to the gain of speedup and pick-up. Compared to the archetype car, 21″ lighter debase one-stud wheels were included, with a particular innovation, and a hub variation derived from the 458 Challenge; new Led taillights, new specific headlamps inserted into the bumper; specific small doors, window-less and opening upward by 45 degrees; new dash top; modified seats, with new fixed head restraints, disconnected from the seat. The roof, windscreen and rear bench seat were removed.

The aerodynamics have made it possible to achieve interesting results, starting with the creation of a virtual windscreen. The elimination of the windscreen would, in fact, involve a flow of air at increasing pressure as the car’s speed increases on the heads of the driver and passenger. The engineers and designers at Pininfarina have therefore designed, built and tested an airfoil placed in a recess on the front bonnet, which produces a double deflection of the air flow entering the passenger compartment. The first deviation is from the wing itself, the second from the air that accelerates in the channel created between the airfoil and the corresponding shape of the recess in the trunk. The result is that, thanks to the virtual windscreen, the air passes above the heads of the driver and the passenger, greatly increasing comfort. This aerodynamic effect also contributes to increase the down force on the car’s front axle. The virtual windscreen is effective at speeds as low as 50 km/h.

The loss of aerodynamic load on the front axle, due to the elimination of the windscreen, has been recovered from a wing inserted in the front bumper. The shape and dimensions of the wing are calculated so as to give the required load at the various speeds and, at the same time, allow correct flow of air to the radiators of the cooling system, set centrally at the front.

To improve the protection of the occupants a roll-bar with a fixed spoiler increases the down force on the rear axle. The attention to detail goes so far as the central rear-view mirror, whose form has been aerodynamically optimised to link up with the air flow of the virtual windscreen. The engine’s air intake is channelled from the air inlets in the two sides. The air vents at the base of the roll-bar convey the cooling air to the oil coolers.

Overall, the Sergio offers real sports performance, with a shell of torsion stiffness which exceeds that of the original spider, thanks to the reduction in the size of the doors, and the reduction of the total mass of about 150 kg compared to the spider. This allows good handling and a further improvement of acceleration, estimated at below 3.4 seconds for 0-100 km/h, at the top of its class.

2013 Ferrari Sergio Concept


  • Maximum length: 4550 mm
  • Maximum width: 1940 mm
  • Maximum height: 1140 mm
  • Boot capacity: 110 litres
  • Power train (from Ferrari 458 Spider): 4499cc V8; Sequential gearbox 7M + RM
  • Package: 2 doors, 2 seats
  • Chassis: original 458 Spider
  • Cx XS: about 5% lower than the original car
  • Weight: about 1280 kg
  • Maximum speed: ~320 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h: less than 3.4 seconds
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