The Ferrari Mondial is a series of mid-engined 2+2 coupes and cabriolets produced from 1980 through 1993 that would prove to be Ferrari's most commercially successful line. The Mondial 8 replaced the angular and unpopular, Bertone-styled
208/308 GT4 in 1980 as Ferrari's entry-level 2+2 coupe, using its predecessor's engine but styled by Pininfarina.
In 1982, Mondial got its first original engine, a 4-valve per cylinder engine, and was called the Mondial Quattrovalvole (QV). In 1983, the Mondial Cabriolet was finally added. Engine upgrades led to the 3.2 Mondial in 1985 and the Mondial t in 1989 before being phased out in 1993. The 2+2 V8 line did not return until 2008 with the Ferrari California.