Famous designer Sergio Pininfarina died yesterday. During his career he oversaw many of the designs for which Carrozzeria Pininfarina is famous. In 1965 it was Sergio Pininfarina who personally persuaded Enzo Ferrari to adopt a 'mid-engined' engine configuration for a new line of road cars, with the engine positioned behind the driver, but ahead of the rear wheels.
The resulting Ferrari Dino Berlinette Speciale was presented at the Paris Motor Show in October, although it would be another two years before the cars were offered for sale. Sergio Pininfarina also designed the 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto, the 1984 Ferrari Testarossa, the 2002 Enzo Ferrari, and the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia.