The return of the Dino?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by WJHMH, Jun 27, 2004.


Should Ferrari reintroduce the Dino?

  1. Yes!

  2. No!

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  1. srslusso

    srslusso Formula Junior
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    The new July 2005 Road & Track shows on page 21 what is reported to be the New Dino and reports that it is based on what was to be the new Maserati Coupe and Spider...a front engined 4.2 liter V-8 400+ hp for a lot less then $ 170,000. It looks to me like the prototype that has been seen leaving the factory a lot recently online. A shrunken 612 2 seater with Enzo or 430 tailights that a lot of people online thought was the 575 replacement.
    The front end in the magazine looks sharp and they talk about production of 3000 of them. Personally I wish if they were going to be inspired by the past that they would have started with a Lusso or a 246 Gts and make it a real lightweight, but simpler then an F430.
    What does everybody think?????
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  3. racerdj

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    Just saw the new Road and Track and noticed that maybe 2 years out a new entry level Ferrari is possible.
  4. Victory

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    Jan 28, 2004
    Yep, a front engine rear wheel drive car.
  5. SefacHotRodder

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    The back looks hideous. Too much flat space. I hope that the real car is nothing like that
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  7. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Even if they make a new Dino badged as a Ferrari, which I cannot IMAGINE Ferrari doing, it must must must not be front engine.
  8. erdero

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    #107 erdero, Jun 11, 2005
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    does anyone have a photo or a scan? my R&T always comes in the middle of the month for some reason. i found the following picture online, is that it?
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  9. bludevil12

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    Nope, the car in R&T is red, no side scoop etc
  10. ferrari4evr1

    ferrari4evr1 Formula 3

    May 8, 2005
    The new dino looks very impressive from some of the pictures i have seen but chances are pretty good the car will be completely different when it hits production......
    I have seen the new dino in autocar mag and it looks beautiful!!!!!!!
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  12. FastLapp

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    #111 FastLapp, Jun 12, 2005
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    Heres a better pic. On The link Bryan posted, the car's rear looks like a chevy Corvette or something american. Blechh, please dont mke a Ferrari look like that. PLEASE!!!
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  13. Lusso5

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    May 2, 2005
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    350Z lines, and looks very Japanese. Doesn't look Italian at all, or exotic for that matter... Sigh...

    The yellow one above reminds me of a Vette...
  14. PaulK

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    Please no!
  15. FastLapp

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  16. seinfeld

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  17. 285ferrari

    285ferrari F1 World Champ

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    wonder if that is true??
  18. grudk

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    'Ferrari is said to be extremely concerned that such a model could devalue its brand'

    It would be a money-maker, but I'm not sure it would be a good thing for the brand image. Ferrari = exclusive. Mess with that, and the whole game changes.
  19. Jay GT4

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    The owner of Ferrari of Ontario confirmed that the Dino will be back...
  20. Scuderia_Ferrari

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    It might work if it had a V8, but not a V6. Nobody wants a V6 Ferrari.
  21. Chevarri

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    The entry level is already more then 200k. What do you think a cheaper Ferrariesque priced car will be 150-160k? Still exclusive, imo. I always thought the 360 and Dino were so much a like, a more modern Dino. I wonder if they will label it just a Dino like the first one, or call it a Ferrari Dino like the laters. I suspect they will call it a Ferrari Dino so ppl can still feel good about owning a Ferrari, rather then owning a Dino.
  22. David_S

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    I don't know about that - I'd prefer to drive any of Ferrari's previous V6 models to any of the road going V8s they have produced (with the exceptions of the 288 GTO & F40).

    Gimme a Dino 246 GT (in blue if you please) over a new F430 any day of the week.
  23. WarrenF355

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    nobody wants a v8 Dino....

    My Road and Track from LAST MONTH indicated that the Dino was a go-ahead.
  24. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    If they drop near the $100K mark (article said 100K euro), it would take some of the luster off the Ferrari name, especially seeing the depreciation curve on the Maserati's. You would have nearly-new Ferrari's selling for new 911 and SL500 prices. I don't think Ferrari wants to go there.

    I don't see any chance that they would sell a 'Dino' and not call it a Ferrari.
    When you have the most revered brand name in the world, you use it. Wisely, I hope...
  25. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave F1 World Champ

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    LOL... Warren is right. A Dino is a Dino because it's a V6.
  26. need4speed

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    I say keep the Dino name and keep it separate from Ferrari. Just like the original. And just like the original, everyone knows, it's made by Ferrari. And just like the original, give it a v6 thus again, separating it from Ferrari.

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