Ferrari is out testing something new and there’s more than one indication that it’s the long rumored return of the Dino.
Although this test mule is wearing the body of a Ferrari 458, large revised air intakes on the sides of the car along with a different exhaust setup suggest that this isn’t the big V8 normally found in that car.
Besides that, the spy photographers who captured the car report it sounding much more like a turbocharged V6, the engine expected to be used in the Dino. It will likely be the Ferrari-built 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 used in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, where it makes 503 horsepower.
The Dino will act as a new base model for Ferrari, making the brand more accessible, which should help to boost overall sales. Sergio Marchionne has all but confirmed the car as well, though development was shelved temporarily. The last time we saw a Dino mule was in 2015, so assuming this is that car, it looks like plans are back on the move to get this car into production.
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