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This 1989 Ferrari Mondial is hiding an F430 Challenge underneath

Dropping an American crate engine into a cheap V-8 Ferrari from the ‘80s is a sound idea, and a relatively straightforward procedure. But what if you want to keep things cento per cento Italian and you happen to have a lead on a racing V-8 from Maranello?


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/10/11/1989-ferrari-mondial-hiding-f430-challenge-underneath

Umm, a t was a 3.4l lump and made 300 hp.

Guess one shouldn’t believe everything on the internet…

Umm…flappy pedals?! Never heard of those before…new option?!

The asking prices for mondials are not that cheap
for such a slow car. Back in 1986 i had an opportunity
to street race one from a red light with a Dodge Omni Shelby GLH-S
and totally embarassed the Ferrari.