The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery

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  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    This is the Ferrari 296 GTB – the car that many thought would be called the Dino
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    Despite more than a decade of rumors, Ferrari decided to leave the Dino name on the shelf, though
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    There are a few similarities between the old Dino and the 296 GTB – like the six-cylinder engine and the naming structure
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    Just like the Dino 246 GT or the Dino 308, the 296 GTB’s name is designated by its engine
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    29 = 2.9-liter while 6 = six-cylinder – put them together and you get 296. Just like the 246 had a 2.4-liter V-6 and the 308 had a 3.0-liter V-8
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    So, why didn’t Ferrari go with Dino for its first V-6 road car since the late 60s and early 70s?
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    Well, according to Ferrari’s Commercial Boss, Enrico Galliera, the Dino name is rooted in compromise
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    “It’s true, there are some similarities – mainly the engine. But the Dino didn’t carry the Ferrari badge, because it was developed to attract new clients, to enter a new segment, and Ferrari accepted some compromises in terms of dimensions, space, perform
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    So, in short, the old Dino just wasn’t up to Ferrari standards
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    The name was, however, originally planned for use on all Ferrari’s that didn’t have a V-12, but it was discontinued in 1976.
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    Coming back to the new 296 GTB, it is a legitimate Ferrari, despite the V-6 and hybrid powertrain.
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    It puts down 654 HP from the engine plus another 164 HP from the electric motor for a combined output of 818 HP – 118 more than originally expected.
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    0-62 mph comes in 2.9 seconds, 0-124 mph comes in 7.3 seconds and it tops out at 205 mph
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    And, with 218 HP per liter, Ferrari says the 2.9-liter engine sets a world record for automotive-specific power output.
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
    We still don’t have pricing or know when the 296 GTB will go on sale, but expect to hear more by the end of 2021
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  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
  • The Ferrari 296 GTB Isn't Called Dino Because the Dino Wasn't Up to Ferrari Standards - gallery
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