Ferrari V8 Wins International Engine of the Year for Second Year Running
For the second year running, the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and with a slightly smaller displacement the California T and GTC4Lusso T, has taken the outright International Engine of the Year Award along with the Performance Engine class and the 3-litre to 4-litre displacement category.
The winners of the 19th International Engine of the Year Awards were announced today at a ceremony at Engine Expo 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. And it was the Ferrari V8, code-named F154CB, that triumphed once again, joining an exclusive list of just four other engines in the awards’ history to scoop the title for two consecutive years.
The explosive power of 661 bhp delivered at 8,000 rpm and 561 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm in seventh gear, along with a throttle response time of 0.8 seconds at 2,000 rpm in third gear, wowed the panel of 58 international judges from 31 countries.
“The Ferrari V8 is all about amazing power delivery, precision, driveability and a wonderful soundtrack, too. One day soon it’ll be a classic in its own right; indeed I think it is already!” said Tony Robinson, founder of the International Engine of the Year Awards.
This year also saw Ferrari’s naturally-aspirated 6.3-litre V12 engine, that powers the F12berlinetta and F12tdf, receive the Above 4-litre award for the second year consecutively, and for the third time after the distinction awarded in 2013.