The Ferrari Mondial was the only 2+2 model offered by Ferrari and produced from 1980 through 1993. The "Mondial" took it’s name from Ferrari’s history: the famed 500 Mondial race car of the early 1950s. It was designed by Pininfarina and it’s 12 years life, Ferrari produced more than 6,800 units.
The first version of the Mondial was the Mondial 8 introduced in 1980. It used a mid/rear-mounted V8, shared with the 308, mounted transversely. The engine used just two valves per cylinder. The chassis was also based on the 308 GT4, but with a 100 mm longer wheelbase at 2650 mm. The suspension was double wishbones all around.
A four valves per cylinder engine was introduced in 1982. Output was 240 hp.
A Cabriolet version was unveiled in 1983.
In 1985, Mondial grow bigger and powerful: a 3.2 liter engine was used with an output of 270 hp. Styling was refreshed with painted bumpers and new wheels. The 3.2 also boasted interior updates and later cars sported anti-lock brakes.
Ferrari Modial t
With the introduction of the Mondial t in 1989, Ferrari unveiled the "new generation of V8 Ferraris." It was powered by a 3.4 liter V8 engine with an output of 300 hp. The 3.4 liter V8 was now controlled by Bosch DME 2.5 (later DME 2.7) electronic engine management that integrated EFI and ignition control into a single computer unit. Two of these were used in the car: one for each bank of the engine. Engine lubrication was upgraded to a dry-sump system.