Pininfarina will exhibit a tribute to its former chairman Sergio Pininfarina at next month's Geneva motor show. Pininfarina died in July 2012, having headed the company since 1964.

The concept, named Sergio, is said to renew the "spirit of the extraordinary achievements born from Sergio Pininfarina’s pencil". No further details have so far been released.

Pininfarina was revered globally during his time as a designer, especially for his ability to adapt from the coachbuilding methods of his early career to the modern day. His design successes spanned six decades, from the Lancia Aurelia Spider of the 1950s through to the Ferrari 458 Italia.

Matt Bird