Pininfarina Sergio tipped for limited production

Pininfarina is planning to bring its latest show car to life.

Design firm Pininfarina says it is seriously considering putting its Sergio concept into limited production. The Sergio made its world debut earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.

"We are considering a very limited run of five to six units," Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori told Automotive News Europe.

Designed as a tribute to the late Sergio Pininfarina, who died last year at the age of 85, the Sergio concept features unique body work based on the platform of a Ferrari 458. The Sergio is considered a barchetta because it lacks a windshield.

Although beautiful, the Sergio's barchetta configuration does pose one major problem for a regular production car - because it lacks a windshield, European laws would require the driver to wear a helmet. However, Pininfarina says it already has plans in place to make the Sergio road-legal, including the addition of a windshield.

"We already know how and where to modify the Sergio concept car to make it into a compliant, street-legal model," Pininfarina chief designer Fabio Filippini said.

If given the green light for production, the Sergio is expected to carry a price tag of 3 million euros ($3.9 million).

Images by Andrew Ganz.

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