According to a recent interview with Ferrari Far East Hub CEO, Dieter Knechtel, the prancing Horse is going to deliver a second base GT model to sit in the range alongside the California T.
This of course would come to confirm the rumor mill’s much speculated Dino revival but so far there’s only the confirmation of a new model that came during the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. “California T was definitely a success in our region (and) has helped in regions where we are reaching out for first-time buyers of Ferrari,” commented the executive, adding “There will also be another model after the California in the GT segment coming.” The executive of course declined to elaborate and as such we are still left wondering if indeed the fan expected Dino revival will take place sooner or later. The manager did note the major success of the California T has given them hopes of delivering the second base model in the near future.
But there’s an issue – this new car is actually mysteriously out of the company’s five-year plan – even though Ferrari Chairman and FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has previously commented the Dino reintroduction is “not a question of if but when.” The model is reportedly going to be a mid-engine sports car packing a biturbo V6 engine that would churn out around 500 horsepower. That would be enough to reach 62 mph in no more than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of around 200 mph.
Via The Motor Report