The Maranello-based ultraluxury sports car manufacturer will try to ensure its survival as an independent automaker through a hsot of new products in the years to come, including a revival of the famed Dino.
The automotive industry is now heading towards utterly tough fuel efficiency and emission limits, meaning anyone that doesn’t downsize could face extinction. Of course, we’re not going to be talking about entry-level Ferrari when discussing the Dino, with the latest reports putting it in the close to 200,000 euros price bracket when sales start – closer to the end of the decade. The revival of the Dino will come as a mid-engined, two-seater sports car with styling cues reportedly inspired by the original 1965 Dino – with a low position for the headlights – as well as cues from the Pininfarina Sergio concept based on the Ferrari 458 Italia.
We already told you the “Junior” should employ the upcoming all new, flexible architecture that will underpin almost the entire range (save for the limited series models, such as the LaFerrari successor). With the platform using mostly aluminum to save weight, the Dino will have no trouble posting spectacular performances using a new 2.9-litre V6 that should come with two power options. Marchionne recently confirmed the project is very much alive and the company was now taking its time to get it “right”. Planned as a smaller and lighter alternative to the 488 GTB, the Dino would have an engine developing either 450 or 600 bhp, though sources are also pushing for a 486 badge instead of Dino – which refers to the son of company founder Enzo.