First, last and always a Ferrari fan, Your Obedient Gumshoe hears that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) boss Sergio Marchionne has spilled the beans concerning the return of the Dino (FCA controls Ferrari). The original two-seat, V6-mid-engine car, designated the Dino 246GT/GTS, was introduced in the late 1960s and available until 1973. The Dino (named for founder Enzo Ferrari’s son) is a stunning piece of work and FCA’s stylists will have their challenges if they hope to capture the spirit of the original. Nevertheless, word is that the next Dino will also have V6 – it’s now the standard layout on Formula One racecars, after all – producing about 500 horsepower. No word yet regarding a Dino launch, but a best guess would be late 2017 for the 2018 model year.
The original Dino was intended as a less expensive sports car from the makers of Ferrari. In fact, Enzo Ferrari named it after his son Dino.