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International Engine of the Year


Results

ENGINE POINTS
WINNER! - Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8
(Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista)
425
Jaguar Land Rover full-electric powertrain
(Jaguar I-Pace)
328
Mercedes-AMG 4-litre biturbo V8
(Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S, GT C, GT R, S, C, E, G, GLC, Maybach S, Aston Martin Vantage, DB11)
280
Porsche 2.5-litre turbo
(Porsche 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman S)
188
Audi 2-litre four-cylinder TFSI
(Audi TT, TT S, S1, S3, A3, A4, A5, A6, Q2, Q3, Q5; SEAT León Cupra, Alhambra, Ateca, Cupra Ateca; Škoda Superb, Kodiaq; Volkswagen Golf GTi, Polo GTi, T-Roc, Atlas, Passat, Arteon, CC, Beetle, Tiguan, Sharan)
184
Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo
(Ford Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, Mondeo, EcoSport)
154
Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8
(Ferrari Portofino, GTC4 Lusso T)
66

Winner's Video

Winner's Interview

Cars

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IT WAS A COMPREHENSIVE WIN FOR TEAM MARANELLO

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THE EIGHT-CYLINDER IS EQUIPPED WITH IHI TURBOS

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THE RECORD-BREAKING V8 SITS IN THE PISTA SPIDER

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FERRARI’S V8 WILL FEATURE IN THE 2019 F8 TRIBUTO

❝ It has won the overall award four years straight, cementing its place in the history books. I very much doubt such an achievement will ever be matched again ❞

Dean Slavnich, International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards

Review

Technical Specification
Ferrari 488 Pista

  • engine capacity: 3,902cc
  • number of cylinders: 8
  • power output: 720PS
  • bore x stroke : 86.5 x 83mm
  • compression ratio: 9.4:1
With the new category system for the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards, seven standout automotive developments had the chance to win the outright title, but in reality it quickly became a two-horse race, pitting three-time champion and the best turbocharged performance ICE around – Ferrari’s V8 – against Jaguar Land Rover’s battery electric powertrain that powers the I-Pace.

With a quarter of the votes in, the British BEV had a narrow lead and at the halfway mark the two contenders were neck-and-neck, with only two points separating first and second.

But as more votes rolled in, the Ferrari engine started to pull clear, increasing its lead one vote at a time. Unlike previous years, this was not an explosive victory performance from team Maranello that blew the other contenders out the water, but more a consistent run to first place, scoring two, three or four points more than the I-Pace. This was a fight-to-the-death-by-a-thousand-cuts kind of win.

owards the end, and with some 92% of the votes in at this stage, the triumph was confirmed for Ferrari, eventually finishing 97 points in front of JLR and in the process shattering all International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards records.

With its 488 V8, Ferrari has won the overall title for the fourth consecutive year – a remarkable achievement for an outstanding turbo powertrain.

In the 488 Pista, the 3,902cc heart blends a huge power output of 720PS with a scintillating soundtrack to create the best supercar package out there, oozing character, performance and dynamism.

“It’s this stat that hammers home how truly amazing this Ferrari V8 engine is: since its launch in 2016 it remains undefeated at the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards, winning no fewer than 14 trophies!” said Dean Slavnich, International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards co-chair.

“And now it has won the overall award four years straight, cementing its place in the history books. I very much doubt such an achievement
will ever be matched again.”