Based on a 599 body it doesnÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t yet give away so much but at least a little of what will become the new Dino.
Here is the proof that Ferrari is working on a new Dino. These photos are showing a mule of the new car. Based on a 599 body it doesn't yet give away too much, but at least some clues of what will become the new Dino. What identifies the test car as a Dino mule is the engine sound, or should we say, the lack of it. For example, it clearly doesn't sound as sharp as an F430. The Classic Dino was built between 1968 and 1976, and its name honours founder Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredino "Dino" Ferrari, who died in 1956 at the age of 24 from 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 to 110,000 Euros. Insiders are saying that it's possible to sell up to 4000 Dino's annually once the car gets the green light for production. Such a figure would instantly double Ferrari's yearly production and give the marque a whole new group of customers. There is also talk about the new Dino being 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 Enzo Ferrari was born. Even though Ferrari is still denying the project, we expect to see it on the roads in 2009.