The Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet

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Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet

Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Photo Gallery

Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Technical Specifications

Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Registry & Videos

Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Key Details

Ferrari Mondial T CabrioletDetail
Launched: 1989
Engine: V8 – Rear Engine
Power: 221 kW (300 hp) at 7200 rpm
Torque:324 Nm (33 kgm) at 4200 rpm
Top Speed: 255 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 6.3 sec
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet

FERRARI MONDIAL T CABRIOLET – THE MONDIAL’S FINAL FORM

Along with its coupe sibling, the Mondial t Cabriolet represents the Mondial platform’s full potential. After undergoing steady improvements since the Mondial 8 debuted to mixed reviews, Ferrari addressed every complaint they could find as the model progressed through its various permutations. With a fancy new engine/gearbox arrangement, the new Mondial t Cabriolet was by far the most advanced, modern interpretation of the platform.

NO, THE “T” IS NOT FOR TURBO

The “t” in the name was taken from the F1312 T race car that had just brought home the F1 Championship for Ferrari, but it also refers to the car’s new engine and transmission arrangement. Instead of the previous Mondial’s transverse engine layout, the new 3.4-litre V8 was now mounted longitudinally, forming a “T” with the 5-speed manual transmission. The main benefit of this arrangement was a lower engine mounting point, giving the car better handling characteristics thanks to a lower centre of gravity. This F1-inspired design wound up being a hit for the Italian carmaker, with the modern V8 Ferraris using a similar layout to this day. Whereas the 3.2 engine from the prior model produced 266 bhp, the T’s new Tipo F119D V8 now made 300 bhp. Drivers were given 3 suspension settings, along with ABS and power steering, to help manage the car’s newfound power.

STYLING

You wouldn’t guess that the Mondial t Cabriolet housed so much new tech just from looking at it, however. Only a few exterior changes set the T apart from previous Mondials. There are the trapezoidal rear-wing air intakes, new door handles, and body-coloured bumpers. Also look for the new rectangular pop-up headlights which replaced the circular units from the previous model. A thorough interior refresh also took place, with updated instruments, upholstery, and centre console. The 2 + 2 layout’s practicality was enhanced as well, with the rear seats now able to fold flat, creating a large storage area behind the front seats.

PRODUCTION AND LEGACY

Between 1985 and 1988, only 810 Mondial t Cabriolets were produced. That may not be an overwhelming number of cars, but this final evolution of the Mondial would prove to be a popular one. Reviewers swooned over the car’s balanced handling and powerful V8, and the T remains a highly sought-after model today.

Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Photo Gallery

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Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h6.3 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed158 mph / 255 km/h
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement3404 cm3
Max. power output*221 kW (300 hp) at 7200 rpm
Max. torque*324 Nm (33 kgm) at 4200 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4535 mm
Width1810 mm
Height1235 mm
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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