Ferrari just cleaned shop at the International Engine of the Year Awards, taking home a record five awards.
The new 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8 found in the 488 GTB was the darling of the show. It won three separate categories as well as International Engine of the Year. Some of the other categories it won in were Performance Engine and New Engine, as well as the 3 to 4 liter displacement category.
Along with the V8 turbo, Ferrari is holding its head up high for the 6.3 liter V12 in the F12berlinetta and the new F12tdf, for taking home the award for best engine above 4 liters.
In their self-congratulatory press release, Ferrari says that its “return to twin-turbo technology for the V8 range has set a new benchmark for turbo-charged engines.” While this might be quite a claim, they certainly haven’t made a boat anchor of an engine. From what we can tell, Ferrari’s new turbo V8s certainly live up to their naturally aspirated predecessors, with all the character, rev-happiness and sound you expect, but with more torque to boot. Also, even though their V12 is not quite as new, it’s really now slouch either. But really, do you expect Ferrari of all people to make a bad engine? I’d say probably not.
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