Ferrari Mondial T

The Mondial T represented a further step forward in the evolution of this most singular Ferrari: a truly high-performance car with a mid-mounted engine and room for four. The letter ‘T’ was inspired by the F1 312 T single-seater, which had just won the Formula 1 World Championship and also used the longitudinal engine/transverse gearbox layout.

The engine capacity increased to 3.4 litres and it became longitudinally mounted, instead of transversely on the previous models. It was coupled to a transverse gearbox, hence the letter “t” in the model designation, and had an ABS braking system as standard equipment, whilst the front and rear tracks increased by 2mm and 50mm respectively. The longitudinally mid mounted V8 engine of 3405cc capacity, was mated to a transverse five speed all synchromesh gearbox.

The enlarged engine was provided with dry sump lubrication, and had factory type reference number F 119 DL and later F 119 G. As with the concurrent 2 seat models right and left hand drive was available, together with various world market specification models. From chassis number 75000, both odd and even numbers were used for the road production cars, thus, as all Mondial t coupés were produced post this number they have both odd and even chassis numbers. The model was produced between 1989 and 1993, with a total of 858 examples made in the chassis number range 79596 to 97698.

Ferrari Mondial T Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 1989

type rear, longitudinal 90° V8
bore/stroke 85 x 75 mm
unitary displacement 425.59 cc
total displacement 3404.70 cc
compression ratio 10.4:1
maximum power 221 kW (300 hp) at 7200 rpm
power per litre 88 hp/l
maximum torque 324 Nm (33 kgm) at 4200 rpm
valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
fuel feed Bosch Motronic M2.5 electronic injection
ignition Bosch M2.5 static electronic, single spark plug per cylinder
lubrication dry sump
clutch twin-plate
frame tubular steel
front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
rear suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over gas-filled telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
brakes discs
transmission 5-speed + reverse
steering rack-and-pinion
fuel tank capacity 86 litres
front tyres 205/55 ZR 16
rear tyres 225/55 ZR 16
type 2+2 coupé
length 4535 mm
width 1810 mm
height 1235 mm
wheelbase 2650 mm
front track 1522 mm
rear track 1560 mm
weight 1426 kg (dry)
top speed 255 km/h
acceleration 0-100 km/h 6.3 sec
0-400 m 14.3 sec
0-1000 m 25.8 sec

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