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1985 – 1988 Ferrari Mondial 3.2

Ferrari Mondial 3.2

The Ferrari Mondial 3.2  has true 2+2 seating. It is possible to sit (in the rear seat) one or two average-sized adults for short to mid-distance drives, and children or smaller adults for longer drives. In 1985, the Mondial Cabriolet and Mondial coupe both received the 3.2 Liter engine from the 328GTB.

This boosted the horsepower and reduced the 0-60 time significantly. The new engine produces 270 horsepower and allows 0-60 to be done in 6.8 seconds. Underpinnings closely mirrored those of the GT4, with a sturdy tubular steel chassis, independent suspension, transversely mounted 3.2 liter V8 and 5-speed gearbox.

In two notable changes, the wheelbase was lengthened some 4″ (100mm) for better interior packaging and space, and a separate subframe carried the engine and transmission. This latter item allowed the drivetrain to be unbolted and removed more quickly for easier servicing.

Ferrari, in 1982, installed its new quattrovalvole (four valve) V8. The change injected real snap into the Mondial’s performance. Motor magazine ran the 1982 four-valve Mondial to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and to 100 mph in 16.2. In 1984, the Mondial Cabriolet debuted and was the first convertible Ferrari since the Daytona Spyder.

The Mondial 3.2 appeared in 1985, the predesignation signifying a larger, stronger V8 (3.2 liters, 260-270 hp, as seen in the 328 GTB & GTS). Production ran through 1998, when the Mondial 3.2 was replaced by the Ferrari Mondial T

Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Italy
engine V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3184 cc / 194.3 in³
bore 83 mm / 3.27 in
stroke 73.6 mm / 2.9 in
compression 9.8:1
power 201.3 kw / 269.9 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 84.77 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 191.42 bhp per tonne
front tires 205-55 VR 16
rear tires 205-55 VR 16
front brakes Vented Discs w/Servo Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Servo Assist
curb weight 1410 kg / 3109 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track 1520 mm / 59.8 in
rear track 1510 mm / 59.4 in
length 4535 mm / 178.5 in
width 1795 mm / 70.7 in
height 1235 mm / 48.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual