THE International Engine of the Year awards are in after a fascinating event in Stuttgart which saw a V engine win the award outright for the first time in more than a decade.
The expert panel of 62 motoring journalists from across the world chose the Ferrari 3902cc twin-turbo V8 as the outright winner, taking the three to four-litre engine, best new engine, and best performance engine classes.
Other stars of the show included the BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid, Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir, and Ford’s ‘mighty mouse’ one-litre Ecoboost triple. Other results saw the Ferrari 6.3 litre V12 take best above four-litre engine, the Porsche three-litre six-cylinder turbo take the 2.5 to 3-litre class, the Ford Ecoboost 998cc three-cylinder turbo take the sub one-litre class, and Tesla’s full electric powertrain win the eco awards.
Ferrari clearly came out on top in the awards with its V8 leading the way. The 3.9-litre can be found powering the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and the California T.
One of the most coveted awards in the motoring calendar, this year’s event saw an enhanced focus on turbocharged engines and Ferrari’s success is likely to spark a new wave of creativity in the near future as competitors go back to the drawing board.