Ferrari Dino Spied

This footage is showing a mule of the new car. Based on a 599 body it doesn’t yet give away so much but at least a little of what will become the new Dino. What identifies the test car as a mule for the Dino is the engine sound, or should we say the lack of it. It clearly doesn’t sound as sharp as a F430 for example.

The Classic Dino was built between 1968 and 1976, and its name honours the founder Enzo Ferrari´s son, Alfredino “Dino“ Ferrari, who died in 1956 at the age of 24 from a muscular dystrophy. While that vintage Dino had a V6 behind the driver, the new one will be powered by a V8 with 400 bhp. Ferrari will most likely start with a Coupe, but expect a Spider later on. There is a high possibility that Pininfarina will do the design work with input from former Ferrari design boss Frank Stephenson, who now heads Fiat´s Centro Stile operation.

The Dino will be starting at approximately 100-110.000 Euros. Insiders are saying that it’s possible to sell up to 4000 Dinos annually once the car gets the green light for production. Such a figure would instantly double Ferrari´s yearly production and give the make a whole new group of customers.

Talk is also about the new Dino to be built at the Maserati factory in the city of Modena. This city is very important to the history of Ferrari, as it is the town where its founder Enzo Ferrari was born. Even if Ferrari is still denying the project, we expect to see it on the roads in 2009.

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Published Sep 23rd, 2007 2:20am By Clinton

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saint_dracula saint_dracula
This sounds like a cross between a muscle car and a Fezza V8...I think I heard something like this with the Alfa 8C...Hey! Maybe this is the 8C!!
Sep 26th, 2007 1:34am
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Chazthomason Chazthomason
steveash, in the 1970s the first 308s were called Dino's and they were powered by V8s. So it is not unprecedented for a V8 Dino. That said I would be surprised if they do in fact call it a Dino as well.
Sep 24th, 2007 11:16pm
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steveash steveash
Most of the reports say that the Dino will be a V8 but Back when Dino (while developing the V6 engine) Enzo said that all 6 cylinder cars in the future would have the Dino name. If the car is a V8 I'd be surprised if they called it a Dino.
Sep 24th, 2007 10:36pm
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moyusuf moyusuf
That's a 599 test mule for the Dino, but I dig it. Love the sound...
Sep 23rd, 2007 8:29am
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