Sergio Pininfarina, pure art on wheels

The motor world becomes dyed mourning
2012. The last fatal news was the death of
Sergio Pininfarina, the creator of some of the
most emblematic models of Ferrari history.
We review part of his life, as well as designs
highlights both the genius and the
Pininfarina Style Center.

Some of the best cars Pininfarina: Peugeot 406 Coupe.

Some of the best cars Pininfarina: Maserati Quattroporte.

Some of the best cars Pininfarina: Lancia Aprilia.

Some of the best cars Pininfarina: Jaguar XJ6.

Year 2012 It is still very sad engine in the world because we are leaving great figures in the history of the automobile. Last April, we knew the death of the creator of the myth 911, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche; in May, was the American Carroll Shelby, creator of the legendary AC Cobra and Shelby Cobra versions of the Ford Mustang, which left us; in early July, we sobresalt√°bamos with the death of Sergio Pininfarina, the ‘father’ of some of the Ferrari most popular in history.


The birth name of this design genius was Sergio Farina. Born in Turin on September 8, 1926 and he died in the same city on July 3. Shortly after graduating as a mechanical engineer at the Polytechnic University, he joined the family business Carrozzeria Pininfarina, He is working closely with his father Giovanni Battista Farina. In 1961, his family HE He changed the name of Farina to Pininfarina, to coincide with the company, by decree of the Italian President. More recently, the official name of this center car design is to Pininfarina Style Center.
In 1966 and after the death of his father Battista Farina, Sergio It becomes the chief executive of the company, masterfully leading the perhaps best automotive design center in the world. Sergio Pininfarina has not only been an institution with capital in the world of motor. In his native country, Italy, is considered one of the most influential people of the century, while in 2005 he was appointed life senator of the Italian Republic by then the president, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. In 2008, Sergio Pininfarina was named Honorary President of the company, Pininfarina Airam His son, succeeded him as president and CEO.
He Pininfarina Style Center He has made many automotive designs, but without any doubt, have been some of the most emblematic Ferrari the most prominent models were born of his strokes. In front of some of the most striking designs was Sergio Pininfarina himself, the ‘father’ of some myths like Cavallino Ferrari Dino 206 1965, he Ferrari Enzo, he Ferrari Testarossa, he F40 and the latest California and 458 Italia.

Other designs featured attributed to himself Sergio Pininfarina They have been Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto and / GTV, he Peugeot 406 Coupé and the Maserati GranTurismo. The list of vehicles that are born in the dream factory Pininfarina Style Center It is very wide.

We have made a selection of cars with a design more accomplished born Pininfarina Style Center. Do you agree or would you include someone else?

1. Ferrari Dino 206. 1965

2. Jaguar XJ6. 1978

3. Ferrari Testarossa. 1984

4. Ferrari F40. 1987

5. Alfa Romeo GTV&Spider. nineteen ninety five

6. Peugeot 406 Coupe. 1997

7. Ferrari Enzo. 2002

8. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. 2006

9. Maserati GranTurismo. 2008

10. Ferrari 458 Italia. 2009

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