Wednesday, December 17, 2008

SPY SHOTS: Ferrari Dino test-mule spotted in Germany

Ferrari once tried to start a separate, lower cost brand and called it the Dino. The brand was named after Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredino, who, sadly, passed away at the young age of 24 from muscular dystrophy. The Dino-badged sports car was a rear-engined V6 powered vehicle that was in production from 1968 to 1976.
From these spy shots, it seems Ferrari is working on bringing the Dino back to life. However, Ferrari will bring back Dino as a model name not as brand. So what's this Dino like?
Well, Ferrari is using the 599 GTB as a body for now. However, there are some differences can be seen in these pictures. Such as, front bumper, slightly unevenly shaped headlamp lenses which look a bit like the ones in the California, single pipe dual exhaust and a peculiar remove able hard top. So although they're using a 599 GTB body for the mule, but we expect that the Dino will be based on the California. The Dino will likely come with a slightly less refined V8 spewing 400hp of power placed at the front. So this means that the Dino will be the cheapest Ferrari on market, with an expected price tag between $70,000 - $80,000.

So we got a lot of information from only a test-mule. And in the coming days hopefully, we'll get pictures of the real Dino, so keep tuned!

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