The Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole

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Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole

Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – Photo Gallery

Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – Technical Specifications

Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – Registry & Videos

Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – Key Details

Ferrari Mondial QuattrovalvoleDetail
Launched: 1982
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 Quattrovalvole

FERRARI MONDIAL QUATTROVALVOLE – POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Two years after introducing us to the original Mondial 8, Ferrari debuted the Mondial Quattrovalvole. A newer and hotter version of the Mondial marquee, the Quattrovalvole, or QV for short, promised to fix, if not all of the complaints that had been levelled against the 8, at least the main one: power. No, the conservative styling wasn’t updated in any appreciable way, but the finely-tuned handling that came standard on the 8 was now paired with a more respectable powerplant. Precious few other changes were made to the car, so we will spend most of our time on the updates to the engine.

We all know that by the time the Mondial 8 came around, power was down in every car segment. The oil crisis and strict new emissions regulations had resulted in some depressingly low figures, even for high-performance vehicles. Even so, the 3.0-litre V8 in the original Mondial was a disappointment. The two-valves-per-cylinder design produced 214 bhp, which struggled to propel the Mondial 8 with sufficient urgency to justify Ferrari prices, at least according to many reviewers. So, as the name of the car has already given away, Ferrari decided to add an additional two valves per cylinder on the Quattrovalvole, an F1-inspired design that would give the new model some added zing.

The resulting increases of 26 bhp and 17 Nm of torque were much appreciated, even with a relatively heavy kerb weight of 1555 kg. It was enough to tack on an added 10 km/h to the top speed, up to 240 km/h for the QV. The modest gains may not have transformed the Mondial into a rocket ship, but they helped to justify the relatively high asking price and kept sales brisk, so it was a great decision by Ferrari.

Differentiating the QV from the original Mondial isn’t the easiest task. The car retained the exact same exterior and interior styling for the most part. If you come across a Mondial in the wild, look for the red cylinder head and, most tellingly, the “quattrovalvole” script underneath the model name on the rear of the car. At the end of production in 1984 (for model year 1985), a total of 1145 Mondial QV coupes had been produced, with even fewer of its Cabriolet siblings being manufactured.

Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole – 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 Quattrovalvole- Registry & Videos

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