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Ferrari V8 takes top honours at International Engine of the Year awards

Friday 23 June 2017, By Autovolo

Ferrari V8 takes top honours at International Engine of the Year awards

Ferrari V8 takes top honours at International Engine of the Year awards

Ferrari has won International Engine of the Year for its 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8.

The supercar maker’s high-powered unit, which is codenamed F154CB, took top honours at a ceremony held at the Engine Expo 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Ferrari powertrain, which is found in the 488 GTB and Spider, wowed the 58 judges thanks to its 661bhp output and by offering its full 760Nm of torque from just 3,000rpm.

Dean Slavinch, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Award, said: “It is fitting that probably the best turbocharged engine ever developed has secured back-to-back outright International Engine of the Year Award titles.

“Its blend of heart-thumping performance on both road and track, with a glorious V8 Maranello rumble and an ultra-sophisticated design that’s loaded with advanced technologies, makes the Ferrari V8 unbeatable for another year.”

A number of other separate categories were also up for grabs, with Honda’s 3.5-litre V6 hybrid unit winning the New Engine award.

Meanwhile, the increasingly important role of low-emissions engine technology is showcased in the Green Engine category. The Electric Powertrain award was handed to relative newcomer Tesla after it beat established names like BMW and Volkswagen to the title.

Jason Cammisa, from American magazine Motor Trend was one of the judges. He said: “Tesla is still in a class of one where EVs are concerned. These products represent the only real-world alternative to internal combustion. And one of its cars is the quickest car ever produced — quite a bonus.”

Elsewhere on the night, Porsche, Audi and BMW picked up awards.