As a rule, spy footage from Maranello options Ferrari’s newest hypercars belting round its Fiorano check observe – the identical circuit the place the model’s F1 crew cuts its enamel. Nevertheless, latest footage reveals a mid-engined check mule quietly prowling across the streets of Maranello.
The precise identify hasn’t been confirmed but, however the video description talks about bystanders referring to it because the Dino. To supply some perspective, the Dino identify is definitely a sore topic in Ferrari’s historical past. Enzo Ferrari’s first son, Alfredo, – nicknamed Alfredino or Dino – was employed as an automotive engineer with the Italian automaker.
Sadly, Dino handed away on the age of 24 after an extended battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Honoring his late son, Enzo named a set of racing vehicles after him. Powered by the identical 1.5-liter V6 engine that Dino had designed, the track-ready know-how ultimately trickled right down to a mid-engined highway automobile.
Rumor has it that the check mule may very well be powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine supported by a efficiency hybrid system. It’s unclear if the powertrain will obtain any F1-inspired tech from Scuderia Ferrari, however we’d wager that will probably be a bespoke unit designed and constructed by Ferrari themselves. We’ve additionally heard that the Italian automaker would possibly adapt the twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, which may simply pump out 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts).
For many who are frightened in regards to the soundtrack, we wouldn’t panic. Positive, it’s unimaginable to compete with the LaFerrari’s 6.3-liter V12, however there are many automakers that know find out how to make a V6 sing its track.