Eighty five years have gone by since May 22, 1930, when Battista “Pinin” Farina founded Società Anonima Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in Turin, a small artisan workshop that turned out small production runs and special bodywork to order for wealthy private clients. Today Pininfarina, focuses on design (automotive and non-automotive), engineering services, design and construction of very small runs and unique cars, the so-called Fuoriserie (custom-built) vehicles.
Conceived as a tribute to styling genius Sergio Pininfarina, the Italian design house has revealed a car named after him at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the 458 Spyder, only 6 examples will be ever made and each Sergio Ferrari will have a different colour and interior configuration. Incidentally, the car has been revealed to celebrate Pininfarina’s 85th anniversary and six long decades of association with Ferrari. With the Ferrari Sergio, they’ve gone back to their roots, confirming the reputation achieved by the brand in 85 glorious years. Born as a concept in 2013, the Ferrari Sergio is powered by a 605 PS naturally breathing V8 engine that makes it the fastest custom built convertible ever, which finishes reading its poetry from 0 – 100 in 3 seconds flat.