In June, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the automaker is resurrecting the Dino name, saying the arrival of a new Dino is a matter of when, not if.
Now it seems Ferrari is already hard at work on the new model, with spy photographers catching a curious test mule on camera near the automaker’s factory in Maranello, Italy. According to Autoblog, spy photographers said the test mule did not sound V8-powered, backing up earlier rumors that suggested the Dino would pack a V6 under its hood.
Marchionne has also suggested the Dino will produce around 500 horsepower, likely from a twiin-turbocharged V6 not dissimilar from that found in the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Just as the original Dino did, the new car will help Ferrari compete with higher production volume supercars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911 or even the new McLaren 570S.
It’s unclear when the new Dino may come to market, but it’s likely the model is still a few years out. For now, check out the spy shots of the future Ferrari over on Autoblog.