Well, that didn’t last long.
If you were scraping together your loose change, hoping to save up enough for a new Ferrari Sergio, you’re a little too late. Even as the first of the new ultracars was delivered to a buyer in the United Arab Emirates, the rest of the limited run have already been accounted for.
A track-ready version of the 458, the open-top two-seater was designed to honor Italian design legend Sergio Pininfarina, and celebrate his 60-year association with Ferrari.
Owners will certainly have something to celebrate. Under the skin, the Ferrari Sergio is “loosely based” on the 458, but it gets the upgraded Speciale A’s 4.5-liter V-8, here tuned to produce an extra 35 horsepower – for a whopping 605-hp in total. That’s enough, Ferrari reports, to launch the Sergio from 0 to 100 kmh – 0 to 62 mph – in three seconds flat, about 0.4 seconds faster than the “base” 458.
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In keeping with the man the ultracar honors, each of the six will be given a unique finish, Ferrari planning to customize each to its owner’s specifications.
Dubbing the Sergio “a genuinely radical car,” it says it brings together “a marriage of function and aesthetics.”
The first car to be delivered features a two-tone body, with a classical red paint accented by large carbon fiber elements. That theme carries over into the interior with its black leather and contrasting red stitching, as well as Alcantara seat inserts and carbon fiber trim.
Unique forged alloy wheels are finished in a rose gold.
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Key visual differences from the Ferrari 458 include the unique flying buttress interpretation, the single-element headlamps and rear air extractor. The taillamps go with a classic Ferrari circular design.
Ferrari calls the overall look, a “sculptural, three-dimensional take on the classic roadster.”
As extreme as the Ferrari Sergio’s design might seem, it’s actually a toned down version of the windshield-less concept car that was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013. But it retains the same pointed nose and chin splitter, among other details.
Ferrari hasn’t revealed what it is getting for each of the six Sergios, but by some estimates, it is likely to run in excess of $2.5 million per copy, putting it in line with the newly announced Ferrari FXX K unveiled last week.
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