At this point, we are three years away from the appearance of the Ferrari Dino and probably at least 12 months from seeing a pre-production body, so the rumors and speculations about the new Ferrari sports car are flying everywhere. The most exciting news is in the engine department. As it seems, the new Dino will get a V-6 engine. It won’t be more powerful than the California T, but will most likely become lighter and quicker than it. As almost every boy’s dream is to own a sports car, especially the Italian sports car, we are pretty sure there are a tone of fans who can wait to see the new 2018 Ferrari Dino.
So far there aren’t many details about the exterior design, but the 458 Italia body does feature a pair of large air intakes on the rear fenders. So, as it seems, the Dino will be a mid-engine sports car, not just a replacement for the 2015 Ferrari California T.
Beside that, the new Dino should get a design of its own. The coupe will be derived from the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, so it will probably borrow a few cues from it. Apparently, the Dino will sit on a shorter, narrower version of the 488’s platform. It will feature a sleek roofline and short overhangs, along with unique bumpers, wheels, doors and lights.
According to reports, the Dino could come wearing a 486 badge.
Interior of Ferrari Dino
The interior of the 2018 Ferrari Dino is still a mystery, but since the company confirmed that it will not be significantly less expensive than the California T, there will most likely be the same number of luxury features. It will probably have leather everywhere, leather-wrapped sports seats, leather-wrapped dashboard, high-grade leather and Alcantara on almost every surface. It will also come with a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Aluminum and carbon fiber trim will probably be offered as standard, while the options list will be full of wide range colors for the upholstery. This sports car will surely come with Ferrari’s latest technology, along with a premium audio system.
2018 Ferrari Dino Engine
The biggest news about the new 2018 Ferrari Dino is surely in this department. It will finally have something new under its hood. The Dino will come powered by a modified version of the 3.0-liter V-6 in the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. This engine was developed by Maranello for Alfa Romeo, but the Dino will most likely not get the same engine. This engine in the Giulia QV is able to deliver 503 hp, but Ferrari will probably try to squeeze a bit more that that. Since the California T can deliver 552 hp, the Dino could come with 530 hp, but it is not likely that the Dino will become more powerful than the California T. However, it certainly will be lighter and quicker from 0 to 60 mph.
The California T needs 3.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, before reaching a top speed of 196 mph. From the Dino, it can be expected a 3.3 seconds sprint and a top speed of around 200 mph.
2018 Ferrari Dino price and release date
As for the price, the 2018 Ferrari Dino will probably come with a similar price tag as the California T, which means it will be around $200.000. This new sports car will arrive sometime in 2017 for the 2018 model year.
Its main rivals will be: the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and 2016 McLaren 570S.
What you have to love about this new sport car is the fact that this is the most fuel-efficient Ferrari yet. Also, it will most likely be significantly more affordable than the 488 GTB. However, on the other hand, it is a little bit slower than the 911 Turbo S and also, more expensive than the competition.