Sergio Marchionne’s comments on the revival of the Dino name reveal for the first time his thinking into how the Ferrari road car brand will evolve under his chairmanship.

Marchionne took the reigns at Ferrari from Luca di Montezemolo last autumn in circumstances that seemed anything other than a friendly handover.

It didn’t take too many lines to be read between to work out that Marchionne and di Montezemolo had very different ideas for the future of Ferrari.

Rumours of saloon cars and SUVs being added to the Ferrari range were quickly shot down by Marchionne, despite di Montezemolo’s attempts to stir things up.

“Marchionne wanted to build a truck but I talked him out of it…” was di Montezemolo’s retort to a question in his outgoing press conference at the Paris motor show.