Ferrari is keep deniing that a project named Dino even exist, but despite this denials a two-seater will be lauched as a main competitor for Porsche 911. And the new model is early stage of development in partnership with Maserati, but we won’t see it on market before 2009.
There are rumors that the new Dino (photo by Autobild) was designed by Pininfarina with input from former Ferrari design boss Frank Stephenson, who now heads Fiat’s Centro Stile operation.
The entry-level Ferrari is a front-engine platform under development by Maserati for its upcoming Coupe replacement due in early 2007. Known internally under the codename M139, its rear-wheel-drive underpinnings are related to those in the Maserati Quattroporte, but they receive their own tighter wheelbase and track widths to give the new Ferrari more compact dimensions.
There are also rumors that the Alfa Romeo 8C is serving as a pattern for the new Ferrari, most notably in the area of body construction and materials.