Ferrari’s Twin-Turbo V8 Dominates Engine Awards Once Again

Want to know which automaker produces the best engines? Look no further than the International Engine of the Year awards. It’s been handed out every year since 1999, and this year Ferrari took top honors once again.

For the second year in a row, Maranello’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 took the top prize. That’s the engine you’ll find in the 488 GTB and 488 Spider, and in slightly smaller form in the California T and GTC4 Lusso T.

In addition to the overall win, the committee also identifies winners for specific categories. Like last year, the Ferrari V8 took the overall win on the back of its victory in the Performance Engine and 3-4-liter categories, having taken the Best New Engine award last year as well. As if that weren’t enough cause for celebration in the powertrain department in Maranello, the 6.3-liter V12 in the F12 also took the Above 4-liter category, just like the last year. In fact it’s taken the Performance Engine award every year now since 2011.

Honda took the Best New Engine award this year for the 3.5-liter hybrid V6 in the NSX. Tesla won the Green Engine and Electric Powertrain categories, while the displacement-specific classes were won by Ford’s 999cc turbocharged inline-three (sub 1-liter), PSA’s 1.2-liter turbo triple (1-1.4 liters), the BMW i8’s 1.5 (1.4-1.8), the Porsche 718’s 2.0-liter turbo four (1.8-2.0), Audi‘s 2.5-liter turbo five (2.0-2.5), the Porsche 911’s 3.0-liter turbo flat six (2.5-3.0), and the aforementioned Ferrari engines in the 3.0-4.0 and above 4.0 categories.

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  • alexxx

    no surprises here…

  • Anonymouse

    Ford’s 1.0L Ecoboost is dethroned! Ouch!

  • stelvio

    Shouldn’t the “best engine” last at least 100k miles without needing rebuild?

  • Vassilis

    Much deserved.

  • Infinite1

    Ferrari once again

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