Ferrari confirmed that they will launch a new sports car in September at the Paris Motor Show. The future sports car is actually the long-rumored Dino, but it might not get this name, but possibly GT420 or GT470. Dino was the name applied to a smaller sportscar engineered by Ferrari in the 1960s, one named for a son of founder Enzo Ferrari.
The future model will be based on a shortened platform spun from the Maserati GranTurismo. Powered by the family V-8 also found in the Maserati, the Ferrari will sport a 4.7-liter version. The new Ferrari will be positioned between the F430 and the Maserati GT.
Despite Ferrari’s denials, spy photographers already caught test-mules of the upcoming "baby" Ferrari. Powered by a V8 engine, the future model will be the most affordable model Ferrari ever did. With a price tag of about $170.000, Dino will compete with models like Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo. The new 2+2 Coupe will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
We know Ferrari said over and over again that where won’t be any Dino in the future, but they were just denying the obvious: the Dino will happen and will happen pretty soon: at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Despite Ferrari’s denials, spy photographers already caught test-mules of the upcoming Dino. Powered by a V8 engine, Dino will be the most affordable model Ferrari ever did. With a price tag of about $170.000, Dino will compete with models like Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo. The new 2+2 Coupe will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show or at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
The car that Ferrari denies it will build will debut in 2009. The long rumored V-8 Ferrari “Dino” will be a front-engine coupe. Between 3,500 and 5,000 will be produced annually, with prices in the range of $160,000 to $180,000. Horsepower is expected to be slightly under 500, with 480 hp quoted by some. Whether there will be a cabriolet version is not known, but could be expected at some point after introduction of the coupe. The first Ferrari Dino was produced between 1968 and 1976. (...) More
Despite rampant rumors that there will be a new Ferrari “Dino,” a car less expensive that the main line Ferrari, the company is categorically denying that it will introduce such a car. Ferrari’s chairman, Luca di Montezomolo, has denied that Ferrari is building a cheaper model. According to di Montezomolo, Ferrari has neither the desire nor a reason to produce a less expensive vehicle. It sells every car that it can currently build, at premium prices. It is not a volume manufacturer and has (...) More
2007 Ferrari Dino Concept is a modern interprtation of the successful Ferrari Dino produced by Ferrari. "The goal was to create a car that feels stylish, modern, dynamic and organic while staying true to the original design language of the Ferrari Dino and Ferrari brand in general." The Dino Concept is a modern interpretation of the origianl Dino and is in the same time both retro and modern. With the right proportions combined, the car looks very dynamic and stylish. It stays true to (...) More
A few days ago we reported that there won’t be a Ferrari Dino after all, but images of the model are still surfacing the internet. The latest one are from Poblete. Dino represents territory absolutely never explored by Ferrari and a couple of key levels and even old Enzo’s legs must be shaking outof sheer nerves in the Great Hereafter. The new Dino will go on sale in late 2009, or maybe 2010. Also, they say that unlike the classis original, the newcomer wil get a front-mounted 4.2 liter V8 (...) More
In the late 1960’s through the 1970’s Ferrari produced the Dino series - the 206, 246 and 308, for a total of approximately 7,750 Dinos.
Enzo Ferrari use the name in honour of his only son,Alfredo Dino Ferrari who died in 1956 from muscular dystrophy.
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 (...) More