Pininfarina has released a sketch of its Sergio concept car, a street-legal barchetta with no windshield or side windows and its rollbar serves as a rear spoiler. The two-seater, which will make its debut this week at the International Motor Show in Geneva was developed to pay tribute to longtime CEO Sergio Pininfarina, who died last July at the age of 85.
Pininfarina ran the family's automotive design company for 40 years, during which time he created some of the most famous cars of the 20th century including the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT and the 2003 Maserati Quattroporte production models and the 1968 Ferrari 250 P/5. concept.
"With the Sergio model we reconnect to the fascinating and exciting world of two-seater barchettas," the company said in a statement. Barchettas often have been used in well-known road races such as the Mille Miglia in Italy and the Carrera Panamericana in Latin America. "This concept car renews the spirit and the values of the extraordinary achievements born under the leadership of Sergio Pininfarina, projecting them into the future in the name of exclusivity, innovation and passion."
The Geneva Motor Show will run from March 7-17th and feature more than 900 vehicles from around the world, including a wide array of concept cars.
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