If there was ever a concept that truly embodied the long-standing partnership between Ferrari and Pininfarina, it would be the 2013 Ferrari Sergio. The concept burst onto the scene at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a tribute model to the late Sergio Pininfarina. Reports that the Sergio was earmarked for production first surfaced in September 2014, and a little over a month later, a new report indicated that Ferrari and Pininfarina were actually building production models of the radical concept. Now, the wait is over, as it was recently officially announced that the first Ferrari Sergio has been delivered to the SBH Royal Auto Gallery at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates.

Ferrari and Pininfarina, the two architects behind the Sergio Concept, built six production versions of the radical supercar, each coming with a price tag of $3 million. The price is admittedly way more than I can afford, but for the six individuals Ferrari invited to snatch up the limited-edition piece, spending $3 million on an ultra-exclusive supercar can be considered money well spent.

Unfortunately, all six models have already been spoken for. Based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, the roadster was "created to celebrate the spirit and core values of the historic Cambiano company in the 60th anniversary year of its collaboration with the Prancing Horse," as stated in a press release.

The car is not only striking to look at, it’s also, unsurprisingly, intended to be extremely driver oriented, as is emphasized in the press release: "An authentic open-top, it explicitly references the track, underscoring and intensifying its sense of sportiness, fun behind the wheel and the pleasure of design at its purest."

Each of the six Ferrari Sergios was carefully customized by its owner at a workshop in Maranello, where a large variety of colors, materials, and finishes were on hand to suit their personal tastes. The result, clearly, is a car that’s fast, beautiful, and absolutely unique.

Updated 08/24/2017: We added a series of images taken during the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

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  • 2015 Ferrari Sergio
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    596
  • Torque @ RPM:
    398
  • Displacement:
    4.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    198 mph
  • Price:
    3000000
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Exterior

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It’s a simple design that aims to make a throwback to the 60s and 70s, with a two-tone color scheme that combines the front and rear end into an expression that’s angular and streamlined.

The exterior of the Sergio is truly a work of art. Overall, it’s a simple design that aims to make a throwback to the 60s and 70s, with a two-tone color scheme that combines the front and rear end into an expression that’s angular and streamlined. Based on the 458 platform, the original styling cues are most apparent in the rear, while a dearth of swoops and wings can be found on the front fascia and flanks.

Breaking up the solid red sheet metal, we see matte black running through the front splitter, side skirts, up behind the doors, and into the rear diffuser, plus large sections on top of the nose and rear engine cover filling in for the non-existent roof line. It’s pretty, but also functional, as Ferrari claims that the roll bar integrates air intakes for clutch and gearbox oil cooling, not to mention all the downforce generated from the simple wing designs that remain intact. The wheels are custom Sergio-specific pieces, painted gold with a diamond finish on this particular UAE-bound iteration.

Interior

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The cabin is also customized, with black leather upholstery offset by red stitching, plus Alcantara seat inserts and heaps of carbon fiber.

The cabin is also customized, with black leather upholstery offset by red stitching, plus Alcantara seat inserts and heaps of carbon fiber. Beyond the personalized colors and a Sergio nameplate fixed to the passenger side dash, the rest of the interior is more or less exactly what can be found on a regular 458, with highly bolstered seats, large buttons to select between driving modes, an F1-inspired steering wheel, and large paddle shifters.

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We would have liked to see a little more upgrading on the inside to match the exterior modifications, but that doesn’t mean the cabin is less than amazing. The stock 458 interior is superb, and that quality carriers over to the Sergio.

Drivetrain

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With a naturally aspirated ,4.5-liter, V-8 engine putting down 398 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm and 596 horsepower at a hair-raising 9,000 rpm.

Much like the interior, the drivetrain goes untouched in its transplant from the 458 Speciale, with a naturally aspirated ,4.5-liter, V-8 engine putting down 398 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm and 596 horsepower at a hair-raising 9,000 rpm. With a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox, the Sergio can sprint to 60 mph in a claimed three seconds, with an estimated top speed over 200 mph.

While not officially stated, we can only guess that the astronomical price tag includes the same traction managing Side Slip Angle Control System found on the Speciale, which features an F1-Trac and an E-Diff to put maximum adhesion between the contact patch and the road. For the price, a little something extra would have been nice to see, but again, improving on one of the best in the world is no easy feat.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type 4.5-liter V-8
Horsepower 596 HP
Peak torque 398 LB-FT
0 - 60 mph 3 seconds
Top speed 202 MPH (est.)

Prices

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At $3 million a pop, the Sergio is one of the most expensive cars Ferrari offers. However, all six examples are already sold, further proving the extreme desirability of a custom, limited-edition Italian thoroughbred. Is it an investment? A piece of art? We’re not too sure, but we certainly hope they don’t live their whole lives parked.

Competition

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

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When considering radical concepts that turn the corner to a limited-run production model with an insane price tag in tow, the Lamborghini Veneno quickly comes to mind. Like the Sergio, the Veneno was first introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, featuring a radical design that is nearly identical to its coupe counterpart. In other words, it could give the Sergio a run for its money when it comes to Transformer-like styling. Highlights include Y-shaped, angular headlamps running deep into the fenders, scissor doors, and a massive diffuser hiding quad exhaust tips.

With a 5.5-liter, V-12 engine producing 750 horsepower and a feathery 3,278 pound curb weight, this supercar has an extreme power-to-weight ratio of just 4.38 pounds/horsepower, which slingshots the run to sixty mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 221 mph.

Oh, and if you thought $3 million for a Sergio was absurd, consider this: Lamborghini is selling the Veneno at a cool $4.5 million..

Read our full review on the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster.

Conclusion

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Looking at it, you wouldn’t guess that the Sergio concept took a mere four months to go from the drawing board to debut. As homage to the man responsible for solidifying the ties between Pininfarina and Ferrari, the Ferrari Sergio combines distinctive styling with the technical sophistication of one of Maranello’s finest, creating something beautiful, unique, and highly desirable. But for $3 million dollars, we’re left slightly taken aback. That’s a figure that can put you in the same league as an FXX K, or alternatively, a total of ten 458 Speciales. Without any major interior or drivetrain upgrades, we’re struggling to justify the price. But, what do we know; all six are sold, and we’re sure to see another attractive, limited run edition of the 458 in the not-so-distant future.

  • Leave it
    • * Unbelievably expensive
    • * Relatively stock interior and drivetrain
    • * Will probably never see a road

References

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Read our full review on the Ferrari 458 Spider.

Update History

Updated 12/05/2014: Ferrari delivered the first Sergio to a client from the United Arab Emirates. There will be only six units built and each will celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary.

Press Release

The first Ferrari Sergio has arrived in the United Arab Emirates. It has been delivered today to its new owner, the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in the UAE, at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, where the Finali Mondiali Ferrari are being staged and which is home to the Ferrari World theme park.

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Designed by Pininfarina, just six of this incredibly limited edition roadster are being built. The car was created to celebrate the spirit and core values of the historic Cambiano company in the 60th anniversary year of its collaboration with the Prancing Horse. Needless to say, Sergio was the only possible choice of name for the model, in homage to great Sergio Pininfarina, who sealed the unique, longstanding partnership with Ferrari.

The Ferrari Sergio is a genuinely radical car. It is both exclusive and spare in the sense that every single element aboard is focused entirely on performance. An authentic open-top, it explicitly references the track, underscoring and intensifying its sense of sportiness, fun behind the wheel and the pleasure of design at its purest.

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The Ferrari Sergio’s performance and dynamics are excellent in the extreme too. It is based on the 458 Spider and retains the latter’s technological content as well as all of the functional aspects of its cockpit. It is powered by the latest 605 hp version of Ferrari’s naturally aspirated 4497 cc V8 which has won the International Engine of the Year award on three consecutive occasions. This power unit also guarantees the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds.

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.

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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.

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