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Luxury Auto Direct Issue 48

Apr 07, 2016

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  • 08 NEWS Ferrari Sergios Are Coming, McCormick Collector Car Auction

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    CONTENTS VOL 7 ISSUE 48

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  • 8NEWS

    Designed by Pininfarina, just six of this in-credibly limited edition roadster are being built. The car was created to celebrate the spirit and core values of the historic Cam-biano company in the 60th anniversary year of its collaboration with the Prancing Horse. Needless to say, Sergio was the only possible choice of name for the mod-el, in homage to great Sergio Pininfarina, who sealed the unique, long-standing partnership with Ferrari.

    The Ferrari Sergio is a genuinely radical car. It is both exclusive and spare in the sense that every single element aboard is focused entirely on performance. An au-thentic open-top, it explicitly references the track, underscoring and intensifying its sense of sportiness, fun behind the wheel and the pleasure of design at its purest.

    The Ferrari Sergios performance and dy-namics are excellent in the extreme too. It is based on the 458 Spider and retains the latters technological content as well as all of the functional aspects of its cockpit. It is powered by the latest 605 hp version of Ferraris naturally aspirated 4497 cc V8 which has won the International Engine of the Year award on three consecutive oc-

    the FerrariSergiosAre Coming 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 Dhabis Yas Marina Circuit, where the Fi-

    nali Mondiali Ferrari are being staged and which

    is home to the Ferrari World theme park.

  • 9casions. This power unit also guarantees the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds.

    The Ferrari Sergio has an extremely sim-ple, clear style. Both its volumes and treat-ments of its surfaces reflect the spirt of Pininfarinas 1960s and 70s creations for Ferrari. Its proportions have been pushed to the extreme with the front of the car seeming to penetrate the rear which itself projects forward. The result is an excep-tionally sculptural, three-dimensional take on the classic roadster. The two bodyshell masses are melded together via a longitu-dinal black insert, the main styling cue of the design. The flank is also characterized by the same black longitudinal element which acts as both a dividing and unifying element between front and rear. The two sections of the car flow effortlessly into one another resulting in sublimely harmo-nious yet extremely muscular forms.

    As with all Ferraris, the Sergios design was never an end in itself but is a mar-

    riage of function and aesthetics. The semi-floating development of the front spoiler beneath the bonnet balances downforce and optimizes heat exchange.

    The roll-bar is a modern take on the clas-sic Ferrari flying buttress and negative rear window. Integrated into the roll-bars are the air intakes for clutch and gearbox oil cooling. Lastly, the rear nolder and rear extractor generate downforce, adding an efficient finishing flourish to the cars de-sign.

    At the front of the car, Pininfarina has in-tegrated the headlights in a classic move, turning them into a single transparent transverse element, a signature of the cars extreme formal purity. 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 the icon-ic circular air vents seen on other iconic Pininfarina creations from the past.

    The cockpit is pared-back and functional in the extreme with the engine compart-ment actually hugging the backs of the seats. The example delivered to Abu Dhabi has three-layer red exterior paint-work and an extremely sporty cockpit with black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitching, Alcantara seat inserts, and extensive carbon dash and door well trim. It also features Sergio-specific forged wheels, in this instance gold in color with a diamond finish.

    Each one of the six Ferrari Sergios was configured by its owner in dedicated ses-sions at the Tailor Made atelier in Maranel-lo where clients are invited to personalize their cars to their own individual tastes.

    The atelier offers enormous freedom of choice in terms of colors, materials and finishes. As a result, every detail is ex-tremely exclusive, thereby continuing the Prancing Horse tradition begun in the 1950s and 60s of creating bespoke cars minutely tailored to each clients wishes.

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    On the heels of a record-breaking auction, Keith McCormick is planning to pick up the pace with another auction in Feb-ruary featuring a variety of classic and collectible cars, trucks and motorcy-cles, the winning formula for a successful event. We expect another great auction this winter, McCormick said, since a variety of classic and collectible vehicles are al-ready signed up for the Feb 20-22,

    2015 auction at the Spa Resort Casino parking lot in downtown Palm Springs. The previous auction in November grossed $7.7 million in sales, the highest in the companys 28-year history. Our sales rate tops 80 per cent, which is a record for a reserve auction. Attendance also set a record. The Friday auction was expanded to 180 cars to accommodate more sellers.

    We offer a mix of cars, both high end and low, something for everyone, McCormick added.

    Notable cars in November include a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird WS-6 (Lot #220), Dale Earnhardt Jr's personal 2002 Daytona 500 parade and pace car. The car comes with the original window stick-

    er and drivers side visor signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    The auction will stream live via the Inter-net for three days and people who register in advance may bid for via proxy bidding. At the previous auction, people tuned in from across the United States, Europe

    and New Zealand to bid on cars. Video cameras will be set up to show different views of each car as it passes through the auction tent. To connect to the live broad-cast and receive registration information, go to www.classic-caraution.com

    People bidding via proxy will have to reg-ister in advance and follow the same pro-cedures as people attending the auction, McCormick noted. Bidding requires a $30 registration fee and a good faith deposit, which is refunded if nothing is purchased, McCormick said. The auction opens on Friday at noon and is free and open to the public. It continues on Saturday and Sunday, with admission at $15 for one day and $25 for two days.