At just about any other auto show, Pininfarina's Sergio Roadster would've been the uncontested showstopper – but at the Geneva Motor Show, where supercar reveals stack up like cordwood and there are plenty of coachbuilt classics-to-be, the Sergio was merely stunning.

But its beauty shouldn't be overlooked, and apparently it hasn't been – Pininfarina is seriously considering a very limited run of the roofless, windshield-free sports car. With just five or six examples in the possible production run, the Ferrari 458 Spider-based barchetta could fetch some three million euros. That's according to CEO Silvio Angori, who spoke with Automotive News Europe. At the time the Sergio was introduced, we had heard that Pininfarina was mulling production, but this is the first time we've had even rough numbers assigned to the car.

The Sergio's aesthetic success hinges quite a bit on the roll bar element, which also serves as a rear spoiler, and it's quite low, which could pose production challenges. If sold as designed, European law would mandate that helmets be worn whenever it's driven on public roads. Apparently, Pininfarina is aware that plutocrats tend to not want "helmet hair" when popping down to the shops or going out for dinner, so a small windshield could be added to make the car more palatable for actual road use.


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      hoonsolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this design, but, being a motorcycle rider, I'd be very worried about rocks being thrown at your face at 100 MPH (gaggillion kph for you Euro types). Solution: design matching helmets and charge 12.000 EURO for them, sort of like matching sun glasses.
      itchynuts
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow, ugly car
      lazybeans
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just plain ugly.
      ammca66564
      • 1 Year Ago
      I still say it looks like it's going backwards
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year Ago
      this car doesn't know if it's coming or going.
      Jerry
      • 1 Year Ago
      The less the better...
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wear hard contacts out of necessity (eye disease) & I have a hard enough time in a regular vert with a screen& padded glasses. This thing induces nightmares: cool nightmares, but scarey nonetheless.
      visconti24
      • 1 Year Ago
      With a proper windshield and roof it could have been a credible Corvette.
      Lutz
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I had the means I would call Pinifarina about a coupe one, something on those lines with a 330 Fantuzzi / 250 LM roof line.
      JHOFF
      • 1 Year Ago
      March 5?