On the back of rumours, spy shots, renderings and word from Ferrari itself about reviving the Dino name, it is all but confirmed the Italian company is planning a new entry-level mid-engined supercar.

While Ferrari is remaining tight-lipped about the car, the marque’s chief executive Amadeo Felisa did hint that as per the reports, it could use a V6 engine.

While speaking with Motor Trend, Felisa said “There is probably a V6 in our future. You wouldn’t do a bigger one [larger than 488] with a V6. For sure we will have to downsize displacement again in the future.”

According to reports, the new Ferrari Dino will utilise a twin-turbocharged V6 displacing 2.9-litres to avoid the harsh tax threshold in China for vehicles with engines over 3.0-litres.

When the car launches, it will act as the firm’s fifth model and sit alongside the California T in terms of pricing. However, it will offer a more sporty persona as well as traditional supercar styling. Alongside competing with the McLaren 570S, it will go head-to-head with range-topping versions of the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Mercedes-AMG GT. What’s more, if Audi’s rumoured twin-turbo V6 variant of the R8 comes to fruition, it will be another key player in this rapidly emerging market.

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