Originally Posted by Boxer
Well, since they have not announced a new Ferrari Dino yet, hard to have an opinion.
I hadn't heard about a new "Dino" either, but I just found this :-
New Models: New Ferrari Dino under development
06 May 05 16:48
Ferrari 246 Dino
A successor to the popular 'entry-level' Ferrari 206/246 Dino of the late 1960s/early '70s is under development, reports independent enthusiasts' website italiaspeed.com. This will be in a similar spirit to the original - aimed specifically at the US market - and have a target price of around 100,000 euros. It will be positioned to compete against the likes of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Italiaspeed reports that the new Dino will have an all-new ultra-lightweight V6 engine, developing between 380bhp and 400bhp; this will also be used in the next-generation Maserati Coupe and Spyder, and could even feature in top-end Alfa Romeo models by the end of the decade. This engine will be mid-mounted in an aluminium spaceframe structure, developed by specialist firm Alcoa, which also worked on the bodies of the 360 Modena, F430 and 612 Scaglietti Ferraris. Styling will be by Pininfarina, and this is expected to take a gently retro theme reviving memories of the earlier Dino.
There have been further, and conflicting, reports that the new entry-level Ferrari will share a version of the 'Premium' Alfa 159/Brera platform with the next-generation Maserati Spyder; this so-called 'Project California' would produce an even cheaper Ferrari, though of course, these things are relative& However, Ferrari is said to be extremely concerned that such a model could devalue its brand, and the stand-alone Dino is the more likely outcome. A concept is expected to make its debut in 2007