After speaking with about reducing CO2 emissions and the possibility of a V6 engine, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa said, "For sure, over time we can reduce emissions by downsizing the displacement. There is probably a V6 in our future." And when asked if he meant a smaller car, Felisa responded, "You wouldn't do a bigger one with a V6."
A smallish Ferrari with a V6? Smells like a Dino to us.
However, Ferrari engineers also tell Top Gear that a V6 setup poses some problems. Ideally, they want 200 bhp per liter, which works out to about 580 bhp from a 2.9 liter V6. Asking that much power from such a small displacement puts an enormous amount of stress on the engine components, so that needs further developing. Moreover, if the V6 is to be derived from the 3.9 liter V8 from the 488 GTB, it would also implement a flat-plane crank setup, which is unheard of. And something Ferrari might actually go with.
Will it happen? We'll have to wait and see.