Rumours surrounding Ferrari S.p.A.’s
potential reincarnation of the legendary Dino brand have
been circulating the media for quite some time already.
Despite this, Ferrari has denied the Dino’s presence in
their set future portfolio.
Amedeo Felisa, General Managing Director
of Ferrari, confirmed in a recent interview that Ferrari
will never build a 4-door car, or a cheap small model, and
that the Dino is explicitly not on the cards. Alongside
this, Felisa stated that Ferrari’s market position is to
build cars offering over 400bhp with prices starting in the
region of €130.000. This in hand gives a hint at what is
currently being developed at Maranello.
Informed sources suggest that Ferrari is
developing a new sports car, which is being developed under
the F149 codename. In short the F149 is a compact 2+2 GT
with a movable hardtop roof, fitted with 4.3-litre V8 engine
Producing around 450bhp, project F149
will be the first Ferrari to offer direct injection. The car
is based on a newly engineered generation of aluminium
platform, offering higher torsional rigidity than the F430.
The F149 will also offer higher quality standards than its
sister V8 model. As standard the F149 will come fitted with
a F1 transmission, currently referred to as ‘F1 Superfast’.
A manual transmission will be available as an option.