One of six 458-based Ferrari Sergios is due to go across the block at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale in May.
Concieved as a tribute to the head of the Pininfarina design house and son of its founder when he died in 2012, the Ferrari Sergio is a limited run special edition supercar. Now, the chance to own one of the 6 Sergios in existence is at hand, because one of the cars is heading to auction with just 200km on the clock and a predictable eye-popping price tag.
The Sergio was based on the 458 Spider but used the uprated version of the 4.5-litre V8 from the 458 Speciale, with 597bhp. As a result, it stands as the most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 Ferrari ever made, and the turn to turbocharging with the 488 GTB means it’s a record that may never be beaten.
This is the first Sergio ever to go to auction and it’s expected to fetch the best part of £3million at the RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale. This particular example appears to have been built for, Aluko Kolawole, a Nigerian oil magnate, who at the time would have spent roughly $3 million (£2m today) on the car from the factory. It was this car that Ferrari used to unveil the Sergio to the world at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and its appreciation of almost £1million since then reflects the rarity, heritage and importance of this particular vehicle.
Originally published at Autoexpress.co.uk