Ferrari Dino to be launched at the 2008 Geneva 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.
The new Dino will be a front-engined model featuring a two-piece folding hardtop.
From the first spy photos you can see that the new Dino’s shape does indeed echo that of the original 246 GT, with a cab-backward design reflecting the engineering layout.
The Dino’s roots are born in the the car Maserati was going to build alongside the Granturismo - but could not fund. Instead, the Trident brand is now developing a straightforward open-top version of the full-size coupe, while Ferrari has taken over the smaller car for the Dino project.
Also Ferrari is working on a F430 replacement. Known as the F142 it will feature an all-new design, and will be unveiled in ate 2009 or early 2010.
The F142 will no longer be available as a soft-top Spyder. I will be lighter still than the 430 Scuderia and will be a mid-engined model. It will be powered by a turbocharged small displacement direct-injection V8 engine.