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The Ferrari brand of today is known for one thing; speed. In the 1980's? Well, they were known for speed, but one car threatened to destroy their reputation overnight. That car was the Ferrari Mondial. With just 180 bhp produced from its V8 engine, the Ferrari Mondial would go from 0 - 60 mph in a staggering 9.4 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 16.9 seconds. That's worse than many hatchbacks of today. What's more, this car was a lot heavier than the Ferrari 308 which had the same engine, so even in the corners, it lost out. The Mondial was also slower to 60 than many much cheaper supercars cars of the time, and buyers were often frowned upon for their interesting choice of car.
Despite this, we love the Mondial and we'd have one in a heartbeat. With its crème leather interior, classic 5-spoke alloy wheels, pop up headlights, a squared off rear end and fantastic stance, it's a classic car that turns the heads of anybody that walks past it. We would of course rather have the 308 GTB or GTS, because that car has it all, but we wouldn't turn the Mondial away if it turned up on our doorstep in a basket on a rainy night.
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