Last year summer Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne confirmed a new V6-powered Ferrari Dino would arrive no matter what, describing the product as “a matter of when, not if.” However the company hasn’t made any progress in regards to the new entry-level mid-engine model since then, Marchionne told Autocar on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show.
Marchionne said “zero progress,” has been made on the Dino model and described it as being “on the drawing board.” It could still be a while yet before we see anything official, but Marchionne promised to “let you know,” when there’s something worth talking about.
Last year a report from Car Magazine in the United Kingdom indicated the future Dino would use a highly improved version of the twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 found under the hood the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde, however with “zero progress,” having been made on the model, we doubt these had much credibility.
An entry-level mid-engine Ferrari is slowly becoming a necessity, with Ferrari feeling the pressure to boost sales and also reduce its emissions. A report that surfaced last month indicated that like other future Ferrari’s the new Dino may also be a hybrid, a decision based on the assumption that many metropolitan areas may soon become zero-emission zones.
Ferrari California T twin-turbocharged V8 pictured