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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ferrari to Enter Segment?

Sergio has just been chatting with Autocar and he let it be known that Ferrari is interested in building a new Dino. Not something super cheap, but a compliment to the California, probaably similar to the relationship the Boxster and Cayman have, each being the others half...

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ned-sports-car
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Was hoping they wouldn't go any lower with segments but this sort of volume aim is growing among many supercar companies.
They know if they build it A LOT will come. Was never a fan of the California, hopefully this tops it well.
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So, it has less power, and is cheaper, but don't worry, they won't build enough of them so you still probably won't be able to get one.

I just don't understand how they are expecting to charge people so much when the car just isn't at the same level as their others.
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So, it has less power, and is cheaper, but don't worry, they won't build enough of them so you still probably won't be able to get one.

I just don't understand how they are expecting to charge people so much when the car just isn't at the same level as their others.
I'm not sure where you gleaned that insight. The California is already a huge volume model for them, this new model is not going any farther below the California, it will be on far with the Cali, it will just stuff the engine behind the driver instead of in the nose. You know like a REAL FERRARI...
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I'm not sure where you gleaned that insight. The California is already a huge volume model for them, this new model is not going any farther below the California, it will be on far with the Cali, it will just stuff the engine behind the driver instead of in the nose. You know like a REAL FERRARI...
OK. So same-same but different. I just wasn't quite getting what exactly made this new model different. Thanks.

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I'm not sure where you gleaned that insight. The California is already a huge volume model for them, this new model is not going any farther below the California, it will be on far with the Cali, it will just stuff the engine behind the driver instead of in the nose. You know like a REAL FERRARI...
I have a feeling it will get more interest, to the folks that want more of a real traditional ferrari, something i approve of
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I have a feeling it will get more interest, to the folks that want more of a real traditional ferrari, something i approve of
Yes thats exactly the logic they're using. People love the California but Ferrari has noted they're not the typical Ferrari clientele. The Cali is an 'entry level' Ferrari , now they want to offer a traditional experience at 'entry level'
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It's a good play, better than the California that's for sure.

Might even be good enough that they consider doing things to it the California wasn't worthy of.
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It's a good play, better than the California that's for sure.

Might even be good enough that they consider doing things to it the California wasn't worthy of.
but its not that the california wasn't 'worthy' its that Ferrari wanted to build a car that did those things to attract that different clientele. Obviously they've found significant appetite for a 458-Lite type of car at the bottom. Like the Cayman is to 911...
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I think that it will do well considering the current trend towards performance vehicles.
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