Comments - Ferrari's V8: Mondial

Published: Nov 28, 2012
Description: People like to point to the Mondial as evidence that even Ferrari can make a bad car. This was really only true of the first Mondial, the Mondial 8, which lasted for just two years. Ferrari had the ca...
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Thibault Leroy Nov 29, 2012
Haha the liscence plate
Isaac Jacob Jimenez Nov 28, 2012
Of course this would be in Illinois...
Description: The Mondial was built as a replacement for the Dino 308 GT4. Ferrari had finally decided to allow V8 models to wear Ferrari badges, and the Mondial was a Ferrari-badged mid-engine 2+2 which used the s...
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Description: To explain the problem of the Mondial 8, you have to appreciate how thoroughly unprepared automakers were for the new emissions regulations which came into effect in the US and Japan in 1980. Porsche ...
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Thibault Leroy Nov 29, 2012
Ive never liked the 360
Tyler Tarbox Nov 29, 2012
Michael, the 360 only does 0-60 in 4.5 and runs the quarter in 12.8. For a $200K car that isn't fast at all. However I still adore the 360 because of its stunning looks and I'm sure it's amazing to drive. However I have certainly owned faster cars
Michael Montefusco Nov 28, 2012
186 IS just shy if 200. And it did in fact break into the under four second 0 to 60
Sasa Jungic Nov 28, 2012
360 didn't do 200. You are thinking about F430. 360 did 0-60 in 4,3 and did about 186mph
Michael Montefusco Nov 28, 2012
At Tyler: Not fast? A 2000 360 0to60 is about 3.7 seconds and top speed is just shy of 200. If that's not fast, especially for 2000, what the hell do you drive?
Tyler Tarbox Nov 28, 2012
Yeah the 360 is awesome. Just such a cool looking car although not very fast
Tim Puckett Nov 28, 2012
@ryan what about te 308 the 360 and the f430
Ryan Rainville Nov 28, 2012
Ferrari kinda seems like they were lost in the 80s and 90s they made some ugly cars that just weren't special the only Ferrari v8s I like are the one in the 458 the 288gto and the f40
Tyler Tarbox Nov 28, 2012
Just the worst ferrari ever
Jerrod Swenson Nov 28, 2012
It's odd proportions are even more obvious as a convertible.
Description: The Mondial 8 used the V8 from the Dino 308 GT4 which it was replacing, and so for its badly-timed debut in 1980, it made just 214 horsepower. The 308 GTB of the same year had the same engine, and the...
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Description: The engine was a 3.0-liter alloy DOHC V8. In its older forms, it had used a bank of four carburetors, but the new emissions-compliant version found in the Mondial 8 used an unimpressive mechanical fue...
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Description: The following year saw the introduction of a Cabriolet, and sales finally started to pick up. The Cabriolet was the first proper convertible produced by Ferrari since the 365 GTS/4 had gone out of...
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Description: The interior got a major reworking as well, and new and more advanced ignition system was used. This would last until 1989, when the 328 was also phased out. A whole new model replaced the 328, but th...
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Description: Power was up to 300 horsepower, but this was frankly too little too late. By the time production ended in 1993, the engine was hopelessly obsolete. Ferrari would abandon the V8 mid-engine 2+2 after th...
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Braxton Omgbased Booker Nov 28, 2012
Those wheels really brought it out
Ian Ragsdale Nov 28, 2012
I have a love/hate relationship with the Mondial 3.2. I love the coupe and HATE the cabriolet. However, because they shared an engine with the 328, the Mondial 3.2s are very reliable and one of the few Ferraris you can work on yourself provided you have a lift.