Ferrari’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 wins overall Engine of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
Ferrari’s decision to take the turbocharged route with its engines may not have gone down very well with car enthusiasts, but it sure is turning out to be one of the greatest powertrains of all time. That’s because – for the second time running – the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 from Maranello has bagged the International Engine of the Year award.
Not only that, the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that does duty in the likes of the Ferrari 488 GTB, California T and GTC4 Lusso, was also crowned the Performance Engine of the Year, while it also earned top honours in its class as it won the Best Engine of the Year in 3.0- to 4.0-litre category. The day kept on getting better for Ferrari at the awards ceremony since its 6.3-litre V12 (offered with the F12 Berlinetta/ F12 tdf) was also adjudged the Best Engine of the Year in ‘Above 4.0-litre’ category.
In other categories, the Honda NSX’s 3.5-litre V6 bi-turbo hybrid was awarded the New Engine of the Year. The all-electric powertrain of the Tesla Model S/ Model X clinched the Green Engine as well as Electric Powertrain of the Year award.
Apart from Ferrari, Porsche, too, had a fairly good run at the event this year. Its 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo (available with the 911 Carrera range) and 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo (718 Boxster/ 718 Cayman) won top accolades in 2.5- to 3.0-litre and 1.8-litre to 2.0-litre categories, respectively.
In the 2.0- to 2.5-litre category, Audi’s 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine – available with the TT RS/ RS3 – is still unchallenged and has been awarded the best engine in its category yet again for eight years in a row!
Another engine that’s been repeatedly dominating in its category is Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder turbo engine (available in EcoSport in India) – it’s been crowned the Best Engine in the sub-1-litre category for the sixth consecutive year.
The PSA Group’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo retained its title from last two years and won in 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category for this year as well. BMW i8’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid powertrain won in the 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre category.