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Future models: 2+2 - 8 or 12 cylinder ?

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In the future should Ferrari continue producing hugely expensive 12 cylinder 2+2's which are world leaders in depreciation or replace it in the line up with a more modest 8 cylinder 2+2 along the lines of the Dino 308 GT4 or Mondial ?

From a unit sales standpoint, the Mondial out sold the 456 GT (which has been Ferraris' best selling 12 cylinder 2+2) by a ratio of almost 2.5 to 1.

When new, the price gap between a late Mondial t and an early 456 GT was about $100k. Today the gap is $10-20k.
 

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I think it's probably time for Ferrari to reincarnate a modern version of the peppy GT/4.
 

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Let me add that the model name should be the Ferrari Dino 360(or whatever displacement the number would represent).
 

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Its a 4 seater. The benefit of having a 2+2 is the extra space for haulin people around. You wouldnt want an 8-cylinder motor in a car whose purpose is carting people around. The 12 cylinder motors are going to be smoother and more enjoyable for the tasks that the 2+2 is going to undertake. Plus the 612 has ~ 540bhp and the 599 V-12 has 620! I dont think the 8-cylinder power is going to be important enough. You'll need more compression per cylinder or larger displacement to make up the power, you'll get more acceleration but you dont need thos characteristics in the 2+2.

My vote ... V-12.

Plus, the first 2+2 was a V-12.
 
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