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.
Just six of the limited edition roadster will be built, which was first revealed as a concept car back at the 2013 Geneva motor show to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari’s collaboration with Pininfarina.
The road-going Sergio 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 597 bhp version of Ferrari’s 4.5-litre V8 and manages 0 to 62 mph in 3 seconds.
Pininfarina says the Sergio’s design is a “marriage of function and aesthetics”. The car’s 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.
Just past mid-point, 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.
At the front of the car, the designers have integrated the headlights in a single transparent transverse element. 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 circular air vents seen on other Pininfarina creations from the past.
The cockpit is pared-back and functional with the engine compartment actually hugging the backs of the seats. The example delivered to Abu Dhabi features black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitching, Alcantara seat inserts, and carbon dash and door well trim.