Born to celebrate the Pininfarina 70 years of activity, 'rossa', 'Concept Car of the Year' 2000, is a two-seater Spider with Ferrari mechanical components, a perfect foundation on which to link with an imaginary thread the past to the future, while interpreting and evolving several of the more powerful themes of the long collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina.
The Ferrari Rossa, meaning red, was introduced to the public at the 2000 Turin Motor Show. The two-seater spider It sat atop a Ferrari 550 Maranello platform built to celebrate the 70 years Pininfarina had been in business. It is not only a study in design but a tribute to the competition spiders of the 1950's. It is a glimps into the future of what a front-engined two-seater open sports car might look like in the future. Many of the modern Ferrari's use various styling cues courtesy of the Rossa such as the Enzo and F430 having similar rear lights.By Daniel Vaughan | May 2010