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This May Be The Prototype Of A Future Ferrari Dino

Ferrari Dino + Snow = Fun

Updated June 14, 2018

Talk of an all new Ferrari Dino has been up in the air for quite some time but it seems, after all, there is indeed fire after the smoke. A mystery Ferrari Dino prototype was spotted in Sweden for cold weather testing the last couple of days and this has served to strengthen the rumor that the long-awaited return of the Dino might just not be that far down the line. The new prototype is expected to feature elements of both the 488 GTB and the 458 Italia.

The prototype has done well to shed some light on just how exactly the Ferrari Dino will look. The hood and the headlights on the front seem to be a direct replica of the 458 Italia but there is also an additional taped up bumper that was not present on both the 458 and the 488. The wheels are sourced from the 488 and there is also a large intake of the quarter panel that would definitely catch your eyes. Although the 458 did not feature quarter panels, the 488 does, even though its size and position are absolutely different.

The back has also resembled in great measure the 458 only that the lower fascia and exhaust configurations are very different. The 458 featured a center mounted tri-trip exhaust but the Ferrari Dino would have a double more conventional exhaust. The prototype seems to be more aggressive in the design.  However, the test prototype didn’t appear or even sound like it had V8 Power. There is speculation that the car could be a v-6 power. There are a number of engine options thrown in the mix but the front-runner at the moment is the 2.6-liter twin turbo V6 that was used for the Alfa Romeo. The engine also closely mirrored the F154 V8 that was used for the 488 Model.

The decision to reuse hardware is a great strategy by Ferrari that would ultimately help bring down the cost of the Dino.  In addition to this, the car is expected to be shorter and narrower. It’s not clear when the Dino will finally hit the showrooms but based on the fairly light camouflage seen on the prototype, it is going to be very soon. Just like Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchione said a few years back, the Dino will be here and it’s not a question of if, it’s when.

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