Recently, a mysterious Ferrari was spied testing in the snow. Experts believe that the spy photos below are the of the upcoming Ferrari Dino.
The spied Ferrari bears elements from both the 488 GTB and 458 Italia. The spy photos were taken recently during the mystery vehicle's cold-weather testing in Sweden.
The fact that this new prototype is carrying the elements from both supercars mentioned above is a great sign that the Ferrari Dino might be returning. After all, its return has been speculated for a long time now.
The hood and the headlights of the car appear to be taken from the 458. However, based on the photos, the taped-up bumper features a solid center element that's not on the 458 and 488.
The 488-sourced wheels are also noticeable. There's also a large intake in the quarter panel that catches attention.
Clearly, the 458 doesn't have a quarter panel period, and the size and position of the 488 are completely different from what was on this mysterious car. At the back, the car looks similar to the Ferrari 458, except for the lower fascia and exhaust configuration.
Instead of the 458's center-mounted tri-tip exhaust, this mystery car features a more traditional dual exhaust. Interestingly, its design is also more aggressive.
As for what's under the hood, Motor Trend wrote an interesting report. An excerpt from the article reads:
According to our spy photographer, the test mule didn't sound like it had V-8 power, further hinting that this could be the Dino, a car that's historically been V-6-powered. Alfa Romeo's 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6, which was designed by Ferrari and is closely related to the F154 V-8 used in the 488, California T, and GTC4Lusso, is one potential candidate. The mill has both the output (505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque in the Giulia Quadrifoglio) and sound (courtesy of its 90-degree configuration) necessary for duty in a prancing horse. Reusing existing hardware is one way to get the price down to the Dino's rumored $200,000 range, so sourcing a twin-turbo engine from Alfa and other parts from the 458 and 488 could make sense.
If these spy photos are indeed of the Ferrari Dino, then it means the much-anticipated car could be coming out soon. Ferrari has yet to release a statement regarding this matter.
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