The Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet

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Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Photo Gallery

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Technical Specifications

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Registry & Videos

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Key Details

Ferrari Mondial CabrioletDetail
Launched: 1983
Engine: V8 – Rear Engine
Power: 176 kW (240 hp) at 7000 rpm
Torque: 260 Nm (26.5 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Top Speed: 240 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet

FERRARI MONDIAL QV CABRIOLET – THE ONLY MID-ENGINE CONVERTIBLE WITH SEATING FOR FOUR. EVER.

Three years after the original Mondial debuted, the very first Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet appeared. This was also just one year after the Mondial platform received some much-needed power with the introduction of the Mondial Quattrovalvole. More power and a removable roof meant the Mondial was gaining in popularity. A miniscule power output had doomed the otherwise superb Mondial 8, but the re-vamped design was changing that.

MECHANICALS AND STYLING

Like the Mondial Quattrovalvole coupe, the cabriolet received the 3.0-litre V8 upgraded with the four-valve design. The power ratings were therefore the same: 240bhp and 260 Nm of torque. While that’s not a staggering amount of power, it is nevertheless much better than the original car’s paltry 214bhp figure.

Stylistically, the Mondial QV cabriolet retained the exact same exterior and interior styling as the coupe version. The same mild upgrades that the platform had received the prior model year carried over. There were those red engine heads and the “quattrovalvole” script splashed across the rear of the car to identify these as the upgraded Mondials.

Compared to the coupe, the cabriolet featured the same roof design, albeit in a removable form. The rear seats, meanwhile, were mounted slightly closer together. Reviewers who had felt only lukewarm admiration for the original Mondial 8 fawned over the QV cabriolet. This was a fast, capable car with more than enough panache to befit the badge on the bonnet. And that last part was especially true for the drop-top version.

LEGACY

Interestingly, the Ferrari Mondial cabriolet holds the distinction as the only four-seater, mid-engined convertible ever made. Partly because of its short production cycle, the QV cabriolet is also the rarest of all Mondial models. Just over 600 examples of the convertible 4-seater would be built in the 1983, 1985, and 1985 model years. While this is a rare version of the famous Mondial, it is today remembered as sparking interest in the model within the convertible-crazy US market. In 1986, the fantastic 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet would take over as the entry-level Ferrari convertible.

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Photo Gallery

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed149 mph / 240 km/h
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement2926 cm3
Max. power output*176 kW (240 hp) at 7000 rpm
Max. torque*260 Nm (26.5 kgm) at 5000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4580 mm
Width1790 mm
Height1260 mm
Dry weight**1430 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet – Registry & Videos

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