The 3.9-litre V8 takes the International Engine of the Year Award for the third year running
A record number of six awards
Stuttgart, 5 June 2018 â€“ The latest iteration of Ferrariâ€™s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrariâ€™s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.
In this, the awardâ€™s 20thÂ anniversary edition, Ferrari took no fewer than six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the total of Ferrariâ€™s trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company.
Along with the overall Engine of the Year honour, the 720-cv 3.9-litre V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-litre to 4-litre class, the Performance Engine category and the special nomination for the â€˜Best of the Bestâ€™, with the 68 international judges asked to vote for the top engine from among all the winners over the last 20 years.
â€œIn the 488 GTB, the 3.9-litre eight-cylinder was a near-perfect example of a high-performance turbocharged engine, setting the bar so high that it swept aside rival powertrains,â€ said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the IEOTY Awards. â€œBut redeveloped and tweaked for the 488 Pista, the best engine in the world just got better. Without doubt, weâ€™re looking at an engineering masterclass from Ferrari. No turbo lag, beautiful delivery, raw emotion, a furious growl and so much power â€“ this Ferrari V8 is a work of art.â€
Crowning Ferrariâ€™s record-breaking year, the naturally-aspirated 800-cv 6.5-litre V12 powering the 812 Superfast also won two awards: the Above 4-litre class and, due to it being comprehensively re-engineered from the 6.3-litre unit that equipped the F12berlinetta with 75% new components, the Best New Engine category.