1985 Ferrari Mondial 3.2

1985 Ferrari Mondial 3.2

This Ferrari Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet 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 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. This car has only 12, 500 original miles. 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 redesignation signifying a larger, stronger V8 (3.2 liters, 260-270 hp, as seen in the 328 GTB & GTS).

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atItaly
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement3184 cc / 194.3 in³
bore83 mm / 3.27 in
stroke73.6 mm / 2.9 in
power201.3 kw / 269.9 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output84.77 bhp per litre
bhp/weight191.42 bhp per tonne
front tires205-55 VR 16
rear tires205-55 VR 16
front brakesVented Discs w/Servo Assist
rear brakesVented Discs w/Servo Assist
curb weight1410 kg / 3109 lbs
wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track1520 mm / 59.8 in
rear track1510 mm / 59.4 in
length4535 mm / 178.5 in
width1795 mm / 70.7 in
height1235 mm / 48.6 in
transmission5-Speed Manual