News

New Dino in motor trend March issue

Discussion in '206/246' started by detltu, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. detltu

    detltu Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
    177
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Full Name:
    David Taylor
    Before everyone gets there hopes up this is something motor trend came up with not ferrari. Still though on page 78 they have a sketch of the 350 Dino. I think it sound awesomee and looks cool to. Let me know what you think.
    If you don't have the mag they should have the "wish list" on motortrend.com soon.
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    Scan and post! Scan and post...!
     
  4. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,602
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion
    As i have said several times , i would love to see an new Dino..but smthg like very light , track focused , 350 hp max , Big brakes ...

    That would be amazing..
     
  5. detltu

    detltu Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
    177
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Full Name:
    David Taylor
    Sorry about the quality of the scan but here it is
     
  6. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,602
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion

    LOL...on paper its exactly what i asked !

    I should work for Ferrari :)
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
    430
    Ormond Beach, FL
    I'm not really liking the headlights. Its too german (Porsche, VW) for me, as well as the the rest of the front view. But the side looks ok, I hope it doesn't have 512M style wheels thats for sure.
     
  9. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

    Oct 5, 2003
    4,749
    Laval
    Full Name:
    Jean
    That looks good!!!

    Will we see a new V6 engine for that car? I hope so :) (MotorTrend said V8..oh well I won't complain)
    Please Ferrari make a new Dino!
     
  10. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,520
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Augustine Staino
    I would kill for a NEW Dino!!! What a wonderful idea! :) :) :)
     
  11. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
    528
    Arlington,VA
    Full Name:
    Dan
    holy crap
    I WANT ONE
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,520
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Augustine Staino
    I wonder if we can petition Ferrari to build the car. Badging it a Dino would seem to be a good way to avoid pissing off the " I paid $300,000 for Ferrari excusivity!" crowd. I know I would be the first person on the dealer's doorstep to order one. It would be like buying concert tickets. I'd camp out at the door! :)
     
  14. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    Um... Ew. Yeah. Ew. That's how i feel.
     
  15. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
    528
    Arlington,VA
    Full Name:
    Dan
    my thoughts exactly :D
     
  16. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
    528
    Arlington,VA
    Full Name:
    Dan
    lol

    why dont we riase money to give to ferrari to make oem build it! :D
     
  17. whart

    whart F1 Veteran
    Honorary

    Dec 5, 2001
    6,485
    Grandview NY
    Full Name:
    Herr Prof.
    Finally, a car Frank Parker can sink his teeth into!
     
  18. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,520
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Augustine Staino

    The only stipulation would be that the guy that designed the Enzo would not be allowed anywhere near the draft table! :)
     
  19. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    LOL...


    This thing looks like Mitsubishi tried to replicate a 360... i hope this doesn't materialize...
     
  20. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,520
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Augustine Staino
    You're right. Maybe if they graft an ugly, F1-inspired nose on the car it would be an improvement. :
     
  21. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    Ouch. You're really beatin' up on me, today, huh...? Penile enlargement brochures haven't arrived yet, huh...?
     
  22. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,602
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion
    I want it !! But a V8 or a V6 ? If porsche can pull out 340 hp from a flat6 , im sure Ferrari can as well..
     
  23. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,520
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Augustine Staino

    I already have a penis extension. It's an '89 Azzurro Metallico penis extension! I think it might be Italian made too! :)
     
  24. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Aug 3, 2002
    40,647
    California
    Full Name:
    Carbon McCoy
    LOL...
     
  25. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior
    BANNED

    Dec 29, 2003
    454
    First off, anyone critiquing the sketch is wasting time because it's based solely off of one artist's vision, NOT spyshots.

    Second, I'd guess that Ferrari will never build a mass market entry level car (under $100k) for a few reasons, but mainly due to limited production line capacity and profit margin.

    If you have a fixed amount of product fulfillment then it makes sense to maximize the profit margin within that maximum cap. Right now Ferrari can produce up to 4000 cars, which means that a 5,000+ volume low cost model like the one MT describes is simply not feasible when having to still produce all other F-cars concurrently.

    Plus what manufacturer actually wants to compete in the brutal under $100k category anyway? As a recent example the Maserati Coupe got it's a$$ kicked, and has seen depreciation thus far that makes the NSX look like an S-class Mercedes. (Note to Maser fans, I said the COUPE, not the spyder, which is holding its value better due to being in a different demographic than the coupe or this proposed Dino.)

    Then you've got the American iron suddenly to contend with in the form of the Viper, Vette, Vette Z06 (soon to be sporting 500HP), and of course a LOT of different P-cars right on up to the bonafide "bargain" GT3. The list goes on and on.

    The RIGHT way to do it if you're going to do it at all is the way Lotus is doing it with the sub-$50k Elise: Bare bones track car, good power to weight, low cost, and just enough volume.

    Napolis will probably chime in here with some accurate commentary, but truthfully as much as a pipedream this concept "Dino" is for MT and F-chatters, and even myself, it will never exist.
     
  26. I hope the performance is atleast that of a Gallardo.
     
  27. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
    528
    Arlington,VA
    Full Name:
    Dan
    hey shutup!
    lol
     
  28. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
    Owner

    Apr 23, 2003
    7,520
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Augustine Staino

    I understand your argument but I have one question. When the original Dino was produced, couldn't it be out-gunned by just about any period American muscle car? And at a fraction of the price? For some, myself included, speed insn't everything.
     

Share This Page