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Old 07-30-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Ferrari "Dino" Caught on Dyno

http://news.windingroad.com/category/auto-news/ferrari/

WINDING ROAD was among the first to bring you news of a “Dino” revival at Ferrari with a cover-story discussion on the mooted mini Maranelloan.
Predictably, officials have denied the existence of a “cheap Ferrari” plan, but doing so was probably a smokescreen of sorts, as anything with a Prancing Horse affixed to the hood is uncomfortable being labeled as “inexpensive,” let alone “cheap.”
In any case, a prototype of this future Ferrari appears to have been caught undergoing dyno pulls. The mule seen above employs Maserati Gran Turismo bodywork, and the Dino (or whatever it is to be called) will likely employ many with parts with the coupe.
According to Autoblog.it, the entry-level exotic will likely be powered by a forced-induction variant of the 4.7-liter V8 set to power Alfa Romeo’s gorgeous 8C.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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o wtf???
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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This car has caused much confusion for me. I keep seeing them in spy shots being tested but then Ferrari comes out with press reports denouncing the car. Personally, I can see a $170,000 Ferrari going both ways. It might dilute the brand or it can really give sales a let up.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:50 PM   #4
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I doubt it will be sold as a Ferrari. Maybe a new Alfa Romeo.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:32 PM   #5
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I thought the Dino's were all V6 powered?
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #6
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Yeah. They had V6's and never a Ferrari badge.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:10 PM   #7
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I thought the Dino's were all V6 powered?
Technically, no. Not all Dinos were V6. The 308GT4 was originally badged as a Dino and had a mid-mounted V8. As it was later rebadged as a Ferrari, I guess you could also argue that there was a "Dino" that had a Ferrari badge. But, that's only if you really want to get into technicalities.

It is interesting that this article claims that what's in the picture is a Dino. They've been running around like mad saying "We're not going to build an 'entry-level' Ferrari."
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This car has caused much confusion for me. I keep seeing them in spy shots being tested but then Ferrari comes out with press reports denouncing the car. Personally, I can see a $170,000 Ferrari going both ways. It might dilute the brand or it can really give sales a let up.

The F430 is already only ~170k
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:20 PM   #9
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I can see a Maserati mid engine "entry level" car. Now that would also be in keeping with Dino's basically being Ferrari's, but not being labeled as such to keep the integrity of the higher brand. I think Alfa is too far down the totem pole to receive a Dino like car. They already have their supercar right now and it is sweet in its own right.
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Ferrari needs this. When the 360 Modena first came out, it was 130k, now it's like 230k. This would fill that price range.
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mass produce it, and start the price at $75,000.

That would kinda remind me of the Porsche 944 days. With a sticker of $41,900 back in 1989, thats about the same as $69,000 these days. The 944 didn't dilute the brand, although it made more people realize how unreliable an exotic brand car truly can be.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:14 PM   #12
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The F430 is already only ~170k
Is that in Euros, cause you aint finding one in the states for less that 230K!
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Ferrari needs this. When the 360 Modena first came out, it was 130k, now it's like 230k. This would fill that price range.
There is a 2 yr waiting list for their current entry level F430. Ferrari sells everything they make before it's even completed at the factory. Ferrari does not need an entry level vehicle. I think they are doing the development as an ace in the hole if the market crashes and they need to sell something at a lower price point, but will most likely past the model down to Maserati.

I would love to see a Dino (smaller, lighter) with a blown 4.7L V8 at a lower price point than an F430, which I love. Wait a minute, a blown 4.7L V8 could totally rock the 4.3L V8 in the F430. Hey, maybe the Dino is really Ferrari's next supercar.
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There is a 2 yr waiting list for their current entry level F430. Ferrari sells everything they make before it's even completed at the factory. Ferrari does not need an entry level vehicle. I think they are doing the development as an ace in the hole if the market crashes and they need to sell something at a lower price point, but will most likely past the model down to Maserati.

I would love to see a Dino (smaller, lighter) with a blown 4.7L V8 at a lower price point than an F430, which I love. Wait a minute, a blown 4.7L V8 could totally rock the 4.3L V8 in the F430. Hey, maybe the Dino is really Ferrari's next supercar.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it is Dino just in name, they had the Enzo, and now they have the Dino. I just can't see how a boosted 4.7 would make less power than the new 4.7 liter NA F430 replacement.
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