The first Sergio – a 458 Spider-derived, limited edition Ferrari – arrives at its new home.[Not a valid template]
One of the world’s latest, rarest Ferraris has been delivered to its new home in the UAE. The Sergio – the first of just six to be built – is now with its new owner, the SBH Royal Auto Gallery. The car was delivered to the Yas Marina Circuit as part of the Finali Mondiali event.
Designed by legendary design house Pininfarina, the Sergio is a roadster created, according to Ferrari “to celebrate the spirit and core values of the historic Cambiano company”, which has collaborated with Ferrari for the past 60 years. The name Sergio comes from Sergio Pininfarina, the man who arranged the long-standing partnership.
Everything about the Sergio has been designed with performance in mind, specifically the race track. Underneath, it’s a 458 Spider, which means it has a mid-mounted 4.5-litre V8 with 597bhp and can hit 100kph from standstill in three seconds dead. The styling is reminiscent of various Pininfarina-penned Ferraris of the 1960s and ’70s, with the roll bar inspired by the old-school Ferrari flying buttresses and negative rear window. Air intakes are integrated into the roll bars for clutch and gearbox oil cooling.
This particular Sergio has three-layer red paintwork and a cockpit lined with black leather upholstery with red stitching, and carbon work on the dash. The wheels are gold with a diamond finish. Each Sergio was configured by its owner at Ferrari’s Tailor Made facility in Maranello.
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