Ferrari has won the international Engine of the Year award for the second year in a row. The F154CB 3902cc twin-turbocharged V8 is employed in the Ferrari 488 Range. Ferrari took home a total of six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the total of Ferrari’s trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company.
The 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 mid mounted engine in the Ferrari 488 Pista produces 711 bhp of power and 770 Nm of torque. The 0-100 kmph timing is rated at 2.85 seconds and 0-200 kmph at 7.5 seconds. The top speed is 340 kmph.
A team of 68 judges gave a total of 486 points to the Ferrari 488 Pista V8. It beat off Porsche’s 3-litre flat-six turbo and Audi’s 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo from the RS3 and TT RS.
Speaking on the award, Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the IEOTY Awards said, “In the 488 GTB, the 3.9-litre eight-cylinder was a near-perfect example of a high-performance turbocharged engine, setting the bar so high that it swept aside rival powertrains. But redeveloped and tweaked for the 488 Pista, the best engine in the world just got better. Without doubt, we’re looking at an engineering masterclass from Ferrari. No turbo lag, beautiful delivery, raw emotion, a furious growl and so much power – this Ferrari V8 is a work of art.”