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2 model Ferrari produced until the Ferrari California convertible and GTC4Lusso coupé were released in 2008 and 2016 respectively. Ferrari’s motor racing history — the 500 Mondial was a successful lightweight sports racer of the early 1950s which was named to celebrate Ferrari’s consecutive Formula 1 World Championships in 1952 and 1953. The name was revived as Ferrari won the Formula 1 World Championships in 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1979. Conceived as a ‘practical’ Ferrari, the Mondial is a genuine long-distance four-seater, with sufficient rear head- and leg-room for children and smaller adults.
It affords easy access via the long single doors, and has surprisingly good all-round visibility for a mid-engined car. The vehicle has a slightly higher roofline and greater all-round dimensions compared to its two-seater stable mates, resulting in a comparative weight penalty of around ten percent. The Mondial cabriolets are the only production vehicles manufactured to a four-seater, rear mid-engined, full-convertible design. The Ferrari Mondial is a mid-engined vehicle of the R-M-R configuration.
GTS, 328, and 348 sports cars, and all major mechanical systems in the Mondial, including engine, transmission, steering and suspension, are either identical to, or very similar to, those used on the matching 2-seater vehicle being produced at the same time. Unlike its GT4 predecessor which was styled by the Italian Gruppo Bertone, the Mondial was designed by Pininfarina of Turin, the vehicle designer with whom Ferrari had worked very closely since 1951. Pininfarina’s bodywork was manufactured by Ferrari’s regular coachbuilder Carrozzeria Scaglietti.
Its structure conformed with Ferrari’s practice at the time, with outer body panels fitted onto a separate space-frame chassis constructed from tubular box or oval-shaped steel sections. While most body panels are steel pressings, the front lid and rear engine cover of the Mondial 8 and QV models are from aluminium. Full-width aluminium louvre panels across the front lid and engine cover form a distinctive feature of all Mondials, and provide for improved airflow through the front-mounted radiators and engine bay respectively. Additional louvre grilles are located on each side of the vehicle just ahead of the rear wheels.