Ferrari sets record wins at the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year award
The 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year saw Italian powerhouse Ferrari rake in the awards. The brand’s 3.9-litre V8 took the overall title for the fourth year running. This is a new record in the event’s history. The ceremony, held in Stuttgart, Germany, saw Ferrari’s tally of International Engine & Powertrain of the Year awards rise to an impressive 31, bested only by BMW and Volkswagen/Audi in the list of manufacturers with the most awards accrued till date.
In this year’s event, there was a change in judging criteria from cubic capacity to power output. This panel of judges changed the criteria to ensure a level playing field with respect to hybrid powertrains.
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Ferrari’s award-winning 3902cc V8 engine, which powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista and 488 Pista Spider in various states of tune from 661bhp all the way to 710bhp, took the overall honours. Additionally, judges also ruled it the winner of the Performance Engine award.
Additionally, Ferrari’s commendable V8 took a further two categories. This was because judges voted it the best power unit over 650 PS (641bhp). Meanwhile, the 3855 cc version that powers the Portofino (with 591bhp) and GTC4Lusso T (with 601bhp) was adjudged the winner in the 550 to 650 PS (542 to 641bhp) category.