Ferrari 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet
In 1985 the Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet was equipped with the new 3.2-litre engine. This increase in power made it an even more exclusive car than before: no rival four-seater cabriolet of similar engine size could offer comparable performance.
As with the 328 GTB and GTS, Pininfarina improved the styling and aerodynamics of this car, redesigning several bodywork details.
European market Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet models had a tubular chassis with factory type reference F 108 CS 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.
The V8 engine of the Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet was basically the same design as that used in the coupé version, fitted with Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection and Marelli MED 806A Microplex electronic ignition to produce a claimed 270bhp at 7000rpm for main European market models, and 260bhp for US market models.
Ferrari 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 1985
|type||rear, transverse, 90° V8|
|bore/stroke||83 x 73.6 mm|
|unitary displacement||398,22 cc|
|total displacement||3185.76 cc|
|compression ratio||9.8 : 1|
|maximum power||199 kW (270 hp) at 7000 rpm|
|power per litre||85 hp/l|
|maximum torque||304 Nm (31 kgm) at 5500 rpm|
|valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder|
|ignition||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 80 litres|
|front tyres||205/55 VR 16|
|rear tyres||225/55 VR 16|
|front track||1520 mm|
|rear track||1510 mm|
|weight||1400 kg (dry)|
|top speed||250 km/h|
|acceleration 0-100 km/h||7.4 sec|
|0-400 m||14.6 sec|
|0-1000 m||27.2 sec|