Sergio Marchionne, chairman of Ferrari, announced in mid 2015 that the Italian car manufacturer had the production of a new-age Dino in the works. However, he did not provide a specific timeline for the launch of the vehicle.
With almost two years since the statement was made, no more details about the potential rival to the McLaren 570S were released to the public and no rumours have been acknowledged. It wasn’t until two weeks ago, that spy shots of a potential test mule emerged, showing it to be disguised as a 458 Italia.
No party outside of the Italian car maker has any confirmed knowledge of whether or not the Dino would be revived soon, and if yes then when. However, the crew at Trazione Posteriore made the decision to render the car from both, the front and rear.
The chosen basis for these renderings is the limited edition Ferrari J50, which was unveiled late last year as a special meant for the Japanese market. Ferrari has, however, confirmed that the J50’s styling could provide a preview of the marque’s next new design language. If it does, the new Dino can be expected to be one of the first few recipients of this new design.
In the front, the rendered image of the car showcases thin headlights incorporated into the front end similar to the J50, as well as a comparatively less aggressive and far more refined grille. The wing mirrors, the side air intake and the wheels have all been taken directly from the J50 without any modifications to the design. These seem to work perfectly with the finished product.
When it comes to the rear, the Dino comes with a glass engine cover as well as four round taillights. The same design element can be found on the J50, GTC4Lusso and 812 Superfast and is seemingly about to spread throughout Ferrari’s entire range.