The Ferrari Turbo V8 wins the International Engine of the Year Award
For the second consecutive year, the 3.9-liter V8 Turbo Ferrari engine that powers the 488 GTB and Spider (in addition to California T and GTC4Lusso T in slightly lower cylinder capacity) has won the prestigious International Engine of the Year Award, awarded by a jury of journalists coming from all over the world and now become one of the most wanted award for the car manufacturers (it was born in 1999).
Having said that the absolute award went to Ferrari, we now see which engines have been placed in the various categories. The same V8 Turbo Ferrari triumphed in the category of 3 to 4 liters and the V12 6.3 liter always of the Prancing Horse brand has won in the category above 4 liters.
Porsche won in the category between 1.5 to 2 liters with its 2.0 Turbo boxer of 300 hp and between 2 and 3 liters with the 3.0 biturbo of the 911.
Audi's 5-cylinder 2.5 TFSI from 367 hp won in the range from 2 to 2.5 Liters, while Ford's 3-cylinder EcoBoost 1.0 has again hit the throne in the category up to 1 liter.
Good news also for the PSA Group whose 1.2 PureTech has been first in the category from 1 to 1.4 liters.
And again, in the New Engine category success for the Honda plug-in hybrid powertrain, while the Tesla's P100D has once again triumphed in both the Green Engine and the Electric Powertrain category.
Finally, the BMW i8 engine has replicated victory in the 1.4 to 1.8-liter category.