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Ferrari CEO Hints at Interest in V6 Model

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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