Maranello, 3 July 2012
MONTEZEMOLO: "SERGIO PININFARINA, AN EXCEPTIONAL PERSON AND AN EXAMPLE FOR MADE IN ITALY ALL OVER THE WORLD”
With Sergio Pininfarina passing away this week the Prancing Horse loses one of the men most closely connected to Ferrari.
Sergio Pininfarina had a close relationship regarding collaboration with Enzo Ferrari and Luca di Montezemolo, for exceptional teamwork and great understanding. This lead to models from the Prancing Horse, which embellished the history of cars. All GT serial models from Maranello, since the 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet, have been designed by Pininfarina in Turin, where Sergio became President in 1966 following his father Battista.
The unique collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina was always based on the common ground of research and development on the highest level, always producing the most innovative and elegant cars for over 60 years. Pininfarina was not only responsible for the serial cars - such as the 1958 250 GT Coupé, the 1968 365GTB4 "Daytona" or the 1984 Testarossa - but also for one-off models and such produced in limited editions, starting with the 375MM commissioned by Roberto Rossellini for Ingrid Bergman in 1954, up to the 2002 Enzo Ferrari.