Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet
Nine years after its last open-top car (the 365 GTS4) had gone out of production, Ferrari came back with a 2+2 spider.
By a bit of canny engineering, Pininfarina managed to give the canvas top the same line as the coupé.
In fact, it extended rearwards to include the two buttresses either side of the rear window, and Pininfarina’s clever mechanism allowed the hood to fold away neatly behind the seats.
Despite the absence of a roll-bar, the lack of a roof was compensated for by the strong tubular chassis to which the aluminium body panels were welded, guaranteeing the structural rigidity expected of a car capable of 240 km/h.
The main European market Mondial Cabriolet models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 108 BS 100, which featured a bolted rear sub-frame section, so that the complete engine, transmission and rear suspension assembly could be removed as a single unit, for ease of maintenance.
As with the concurrent 2 seater models both right and left hand drive was available, together with various world market specification models.
Mondial Cabriolet models were produced prior to the chassis number 75000, from which point both odd and even numbers were used for chassis numbers, thus all cars in this series carry odd number only chassis numbers.
They were produced between 1983 and 1985, during which time 629 examples were produced, in the chassis number range 47247 to 59163.
Ferrari Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1983
|type||rear, transverse, 90° V8|
|bore/stroke||81 x 71 mm|
|unitary displacement||365.86 cc|
|total displacement||2926.90 cc|
|compression ratio||9.2 : 1|
|maximum power||176 kW (240 hp) at 7000 rpm|
|power per litre||82 hp/l|
|maximum torque||260 Nm (26.5 kgm) at 5000 rpm|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder|
|fuel feed||Bosch K-Jetronic injection|
|ignition||electronic, single spark plug per cylinder|
|front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|rear suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|fuel tank||capacity 87 litres|
|front tyres||240/55 VR 390|
|rear tyres||240/55 VR 390|
|front track||1495 mm|
|rear track||1517 mm|
|weight||1430 kg (dry)|
|top speed||240 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||–|
|0-400 m||14.8 sec|
|0-1000 m||27.5 sec|