: RIP Sergio Pininfarina :(



Stingroo
07-03-12, 06:59 PM
http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/03/12541979-sergio-pininfarina-former-ferrari-design-chief-dies?lite

Damn, today blows.

CadillacLuke24
07-03-12, 07:09 PM
Judging by his credits list, we lost a great automobile designer.

RIP Sergio.

orconn
07-03-12, 07:21 PM
Sergio Pininfarina leaves a body of auto design work that will be admired by car buffs as long as the hobby exists. I have loved many of his firms designs, but only owned one car designed by the Pininfarina, my Alfa Romeo 164S (although I have a feeling the firm had a strong influence in the design of my wife's Peugeot 505S). I think it is fair to say that the designs that came from Pininfarina rarely failed to delight, and many were breath takingly beautiful. The firm's association with Ferrari, after it had been taken over by Fiat, gave the firm ample opportunity to display their depth of talent.

It is always sad to see a giant in his field go, but in Pininfarina's case his memory will be immortalized in the beautiful cars that were produced under his supervision!

brandondeleo
07-03-12, 09:48 PM
Wow... What a horrible day for the car world... Pure genius.

talismandave
07-03-12, 11:24 PM
Truly a name that is synonymous with great design. His designs would never fit in the "cookie cutter". He is leaving us when automotive design needs him most. Sad.:(

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-12, 02:27 AM
R. I. P. Sergio.

What were some of his most famous designs?

brandondeleo
07-04-12, 03:10 AM
Ferrari F40, for one. Maserati Quattroporte, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari Scaglietti, Bentley Azure, Rolls Hyperion... The list goes on...

Aron9000
07-04-12, 03:34 AM
I think he also did the late 60's/early 70's Ferrari Daytona coupe/convertible.

Stingroo
07-04-12, 03:35 AM
Testarossa too, and the Allante.

Oh, and that really cool P4/5.

CadillacLuke24
07-05-12, 01:56 AM
He did the Allante?

Man, that really sucks he died. The Allante and the ENZO. Genius, pure genius.

OffThaHorseCEO
07-05-12, 02:16 AM
I dont think SERGIO did the allante... Of course he probably gave go aheads and what nots. I know now that he was lead designer on the f40...which is credit enough

CadillacLuke24
07-05-12, 03:15 AM
I dont think SERGIO did the allante... Of course he probably gave go aheads and what nots. I know now that he was lead designer on the f40...which is credit enough

Yeah that. I don't care if the biggest douchebag in my highschool likes that car. It is pure sex. I want.

brandondeleo
07-05-12, 03:37 AM
The F40 is my all time favorite Ferrari... Well, the new 458 is attempting to knock the F40 out of my #1 spot...

CadillacLuke24
07-05-12, 03:54 PM
Don't do it! It will spontaneously combust! :lol: 458s are decent. F40s and Enzo though, AW YEAH.

OffThaHorseCEO
07-05-12, 04:15 PM
if you like the enzo, theres really not a reason to NOT like the FXX. Well, other than the fact that you can never take it home with you. I think I'd have to agree about the F40 being my all time FAVORITE Ferrari, then the Testarossa then the 288 GTO, then the 360's (both modena AND spider)

To be honest though, id even jump at the chance to own a Mondial or 412
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/ferrari/1328053.jpg

talismandave
07-05-12, 04:25 PM
It's the 308 for me...too many years watching Magnum P.I.!

Aron9000
07-06-12, 06:20 AM
IMO the F40 is my all time favorite Ferrari. It looks like a period LeMans racer that is just barely street legal. What I really love about that car is the carbon fiber light weight construction, plus how damn simple it is. No A/C, power steering, ABS, just a race seat, harness, gauges, manual trans with a clutch pedal, and a tiny, highly pressurized twin turbo v8 spitting hell-fire out the exhaust and to the rear wheels.

Stingroo
07-06-12, 03:20 PM
IMO the F40 is my all time favorite Ferrari. It looks like a period LeMans racer that is just barely street legal. What I really love about that car is the carbon fiber light weight construction, plus how damn simple it is. No A/C, power steering, ABS, just a race seat, harness, gauges, manual trans with a clutch pedal, and a tiny, highly pressurized twin turbo v8 spitting hell-fire out the exhaust and to the rear wheels.

That, to me, is automotive perfection. Screw all this high tech bullshit.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-06-12, 05:39 PM
Call me crazy, but I never really was a huge fan of the F-40. Not saying it wasn't awesome, but I prefer the Countach from the same era...

Stingroo
07-06-12, 05:57 PM
Countach pre-dates the F40 by a bit. I love those as well, though, but they're not as quick.

cadillac kevin
07-06-12, 06:10 PM
Countach pre-dates the F40 by a bit. I love those as well, though, but they're not as quick.

Going off the top of my head
Countach was introduced in 1978? (Maybe earlier?) and F40 was 1987

Stingroo
07-06-12, 06:16 PM
Yeah, something like that.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-06-12, 07:05 PM
Countach was 1974-89, F-40 was 1987 exclusively.

brandondeleo
07-06-12, 11:34 PM
The Countach was totally bad ass too. :D

Jesda
07-09-12, 05:57 AM
A genius passed away. :(