Ferrari Mondial 3.4 T Cabriolet
Ferrari Mondial 3.4 T Cabriolet 1993 – The Ferrari Mondial (Type F108) is a mid-engined, V8, grand tourer manufactured and marketed by Ferrari between 1980 and 1993 – with styling by Pininfarina and bodywork by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. Offered as either a 2+2 coupé or cabriolet, the Mondial has a slightly higher roofline, greater dimensions and increased weight to accommodate occasional rear seating for children or small adults. The Mondial replaced the Ferrari 308/208 GT4 coupé and remains the last V8, rear mid-engined, 2+2 Ferrari. The name Mondial, French for global, reflected its worldwide conformance with 1980 safety and emission standards — as well as the company’s prominent motor racing victories.
All Mondials are fitted with a V8 engine deriving from Ferrari’s original 3.0 l (180 cu in) V8 power plant released in the 1974 Ferrari (Dino) 308 GT4, which in-turn was a two-cylinder extension of the V6 engine originally deployed in the Dino 206 GT of 1968.
Engine displacement started at 3.0 l (180 cu in) for the Mondial 8 and QV models, increasing to 3.2 l (200 cu in) for the Mondial 3.2, and culminating in 3.4 l (210 cu in) for the Mondial t model.
The seats and interior of all Mondial variants are fully trimmed in Connolly Leather Limited (a British company that supplied highly finished leather primarily to car manufacturers) hide with the exception of the use of black vinyl for the dashboard top and upper door linings. Paint, upholstery and carpet colours generally match those available on Ferrari’s concurrent two-seater models. All seats including those in the rear are strongly bucket-shaped.
Electric windows and air-conditioning are standard fitments, with their controls on the central console. The Mondial instrumentation is completed with a comprehensive set of warning lights and electronic check panels.
The final Mondial evolution was 1989’s Mondial t (Coupé and Cabriolet). It was a substantially changed model, “spearhead of a new generation of V8 Ferraris”, according to Road & Track magazine.
With its 3.4 litre 225kW V8 engine the car goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and allows you to drive 255 km/h. That makes it a very fast 4-seater.
The ‘t’ called attention to the car’s new engine/transmission layout: the previously transverse engine mounted longitudinally while the gearbox remained transverse, thus forming a ‘t’. By adopting this layout, a longer engine could be mounted lower in the chassis, improving handling dramatically.
Production of the Mondial ceased in 1993, with a total of 6,149 vehicles (1017 of them being Mondial t Cabriolet versions) from all variants having been manufactured. The civilised nature and design make Mondial slightly different from smaller 2-seaters and therefore it can be seen as a unique collectible.
The car has been stored inside. It is newly serviced according to the factory manual. The car has a beautiful dark blue interior. The roof mechanisms and seals are in good condition and the overall appearance is tidy and truly sporty. This yellow coloured special Ferrari is ready to drive and make people turn their heads.
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