According to a new report, there’s a decent chance that Ferrari is planning on selling a second “entry-level” model alongside the current California T. Are you going to say it? Fine, I’ll say it. Are they bringing the Dino name back?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Back in June of last year, Sergio Marchionne, a crazy man full of words and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, “confirmed” that the Dino nameplate will be making a return to the Ferrari lineup... eventually.
The original Dino name was used in the late 1960's and 1970's to denote Ferrari models that were less expensive and featured engines that weren’t a V12—because only a Ferrari had a V12 back then. The Dino name was shared with company-founder Enzo Ferrari’s son. This nomenclature was eventually scrapped for better brand synergy.
And now, according to CarScoops, Dieter Knechtel, a Far East regional CEO for the supercar company, spoke to The Motor Report recently about a new Ferrari model built on the company’s upcoming modular chassis joining the current entry-level California in the GT segment:
“...there will also be another model after the California in the GT segment coming.”
Knechtel confirmed that the California would remain the least expensive entry-level model in the Ferrari lineup, but the fact that the company has plans for a fifth model that will likely be a mid-engine layout and not feature a V12 could mean Marchionne’s promise to bring the Dino back may be coming true.
It could also not be a new Dino. But if they want a cool name, I mean, come on.