New Ferrari Dino Rumored to Have 600 HP 2.9-liter V6 Engine Under the Bonnet

It has been on everyone’s mind ever since the first spyshots of Ferrari’s latest prototype came out, but details are scarce, to say the least. The industry is talking about a possible Ferrari Dino revival in the near future, a more affordable model in the brand’s line-up, if anything from the Italians can be called ‘affordable.'
Ferrari Dino Rendering 1 photo
Photo: Frederik Tjellesen
According to CAR Magazine, things are bound to get bulky under the bonnet. Remember the Alfa Romeo Giulia and its Quadrifoglio Verde version? Well, that car uses a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 to get around, and it was developed with the help of Ferrari’s engineers. That being said, the British publication claims that the upcoming Dino will use the same mill but with some added oomph.

There would be two versions of the engine available: a 450 HP unit and a 600 HP one that would make it the new world-record holder for the most powerful production engine in horsepower output per liter.

Of course, this would all be to obey the new rules the EU is imposing on all manufacturers but we’re not disappointed a bit in these rumored specs. As a matter of fact, turbocharged mills are no stranger to the prancing horse badge.

This mill would then be used to power a couple of different Ferraris shortly. The 2.9-liter displacement was chosen to allow customers to deal with taxes a little easier as some markets charge people depending on the size of their engine, the most notable example being China. However, if you can afford to buy a Ferrari, it’s highly unlikely that you can’t afford to pay the taxes or insurance for it.

As for the design of the car, expect it to be a two-seater of more compact size than the current 488 GTB. The chassis and underpinnings should be of the lightest construction possible, heavy usage of aluminum being mentioned numerous times.

All of this may seem like hearsay but Fiat Chrysler’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne has recently confirmed that the Dino project is still under development. Therefore, it is all a matter of time now until we get to see what they have been working on.
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