• Aug 15, 2007
click above image for high-res gallery of Ferrari Dino spy shots

It appears that spy photographers from Brenda Priddy & Co. may have snagged shots of Ferrari's upcoming and oft denied entry-level Dino model. The car is wearing 599 bodywork, but from certain angles it looks like a kid wearing its dad suit, possibly suggesting a smaller platform underneath. Priddy says the real tell tale sign that this is the Dino was its engine sound, or lack of it. Apparently the motor did not possess the sharp rasp of, say, an F430 or any other Ferrari model currently on the market.

Though Ferrari continues to deny plans of producing the Dino, no one believes them. It is thought Pininfarina will do the design work for the car, and it will be built at the Maserati factory in Modena, the city of Enzo Ferrari's birth. Production of the Dino could amount to 4,000 units annually, which would instantly double Ferrari's yearly production according to Priddy, as well as open up the brand to a new set of customers. Pricing should start around 100,000 to 110,000 Euro, which converts to $134,000 to $148,000 USD.

[Source: Brenda Priddy & Co.]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      So far from multiple sources they talk about the lack of "sound" from it, some described it as half as much rumble as a 430, my question is, maybe its not a dino or entry level Ferrari, maybe a test vehicle for a split hybrid ? or a more fuel effecient Ferrari engine ? (especially when you consider the coming EU changes in emissions laws).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Rubbish if you ask me. Di Montezemolo recently stated there will not be an 'affordable Ferrari' in Top Gear Magazine, and I don't think he was lying.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd be fine with them leaving the 599 body work on mine.
        • 7 Years Ago
        no you wouldnt, because when a punk in his toyota supra with 10,000bhp pulls up next to you with your v6/v8 dino with 599GTB bodywork and wants to race, you'll look like a Prius pulling off the line as opposed to the real 599...


        ...AND you'll be spanked by a supra. talk about ultimate humiliation.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why would that humiliate me? Its not a drag car; i'm sure there are plenty of modded camaro's, supras, civics, etc. that can beat a 599 off the line, much less a dino (i'm assuming it wont be as quck as the 599). Wouldn't bother me one bit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This thing better be as beautiful as the original.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That front wheel is too small, makes it look cheap which ofcourse its not
      • 7 Years Ago
      mule for the F430 succesor? to compete with the new Lamborghini V8?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe they're not trying to make a cheap Ferrari, but instead they're just trying to make a smaller Ferrari. there's a lot to be said for the smaller, more tossable sports cars. Then it wouldn't be a cheap car. Just less car (size) for less money, but still a Ferrari.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now if only human cloning technology would catch up I could finally get those 6 jobs I'd need to afford one....
        • 7 Years Ago
        One of my favorite comments today...
      • 7 Years Ago
      mcspeed, the original dino was also not an affordable ferrari, because it did not have a single ferarri badge on it. It would just be called "dino" like the original ferrari, so he was technically correct...

      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like the new rwd Hyundai......man that Ferrari.






      yes i'm being sarcastic.
      what ever happened to xray vision?, cant they apply that to her camera and we can see through these damn camos.


      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks this might be more of a Enzo follow up, than a Dino follow up?

      I hear rumors that Ferrari are thinking that the top speed / bhp race is getting ridiculous, and that making a car go as fast as possible around a track is the new black.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It might not even be a ferrari. Remember Porsche using the M5 body for their Panamera?
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