Entry Level Ferrari to Start at $190k
For some time we've heard rumors that Ferrari has been considering the possibility of thinking about maybe considering producing an "entry level" model codenamed 4139. Autoweek says si, a $190k fourth model is on its way. The mag isn't naming sources. Nor are they naming its name; "California," " Dino" and "Piccolina" are all in the running. Apparently, the miniature pony will sport a 4.3-liter V8 just like its big brother F430 and cousins Alfa Romeo 8C and Maserati GranTurismo. However, it will only share a block with the F430. The baby gets all new injection rails, intakes, cylinder heads, valvetrains and some sort of never before used throttle body. The steerage class engine will also get direct injection (for improved mileage) and an eco-minded transmission. Even stranger, the latest Maranello product supposedly started life as a Maserati-Pininfarina joint [venture]. Weirder still, the 4139 will feature a Pininfarina-sourced folding steel top. Actually, Pininfarina might built a good chunk of the car as Ferrari's assembly lines are already at (or past) capacity. So, who's excited about a super-expensive, Maserati-derived, Pininfarina-built, 2+2 folding roof Ferrari (or not) that might be called Piccolina? Bueller?
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