Apart from winning the coveted International Engine of the Year title, the Ferrari V8 also registers a win in three other categories.
Motoring journalists across the world who have had a taste of the 3.9-litre Ferrari V8 will unanimously agree that it is amongst the best powertrains ever made. So, this masterpiece of an engine scoring a big win at the 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain Awards is not much of a surprise. This is the fourth consecutive win for Ferrari (International Engine of the Year title), which it claims is a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards. As a result, Ferrari's total tally of International Engine of the Year titles has come up to 31!
Currently, the 700bhp 3.9-litre V8 motor in question powers the Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider and 488 Pista. The upcoming F8 Tributo is most likely to be the last model to feature this motor. Meanwhile, the same V8 also powers the Ferrari Portofino (producing 583bhp) and the GTC4 Lusso T (producing 593bhp).
Apart from bagging the top title, the Ferrari V8 has also secured a win in three other categories – Best Performance Engine, 550PS to 650PS and 650PS & above. For the Best Performance Engine title, the Ferrari V8 has beaten its own elder sibling, the 6.5-litre V12, which powers the 812 Superfast, by 170 points, whereas, for the International Engine of the Year title, it was up against the likes of JLR's all-electric powertrain (runner-up with 328 points) and Mercedes-AMG's 4-litre bi-turbo V8 (second runner-up).
However, the JLR all-electric powertrain (Jaguar I-PACE) deserves an honourable mention, as it has also racked up wins in the 'Best New Engine' and 'Best Electric Powertrain' categories.