Ferrari Dino nameplate which is associated with fantastic looking and affordable sportscars from Maranello in 60s and 70s is all set to come back. This good news was confirmed by Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne himself. Talking about the prospect of reviving Dino, he said, “it’s not a question of if, but when”.
Whereas the original Dino was conceived to play at the affordable end of sportscar spectrum so that Ferrari can increase its sales volume, its spiritual successor has no such restrictions. Marchionne says that the brand would now rather roll out 500 cars lesser than actual demand to maintain exclusivity of its customers than come up with a volume oriented product.
He also added that Dino holds rich historical importance to the scarlet outfit and hence it needs to be done right, which means it will be a proper sportscar worthy of the coveted Cavallino Rampante.New Dino would be a mid-engined alternative to California T.
It’s too early to speculate on new Ferrari Dino’s launch time frame or engine details but going by the downsizing trend, a twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine (Ferrari already build V6 engines for Maserati) pushing out around 500 horses appears to be a viable candidate.
Expected to join the line up as 5th product (after 488 GTB, California T, FF and F12), new Ferrari Dino could be positioned as a wilder mid-engined alternative to California T.
Via – Autocar.co.uk