- The 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 wins the title third time in the row.
- The 6.5-litre V12 from Ferrari also came in third in the list.
- The Porsche’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine came in second.
Ferrari has taken home the title of ‘International Engine of the Year’ award for the third time in the row for its F154 3.9-litre turbocharged V8. The engine currently powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, and 488 Pista in the Italian marque’s line-up. The F140 FC 6.5-litre V12 powering the 812 Superfast also won an award for the best engine above 4.0-litre.
The Ferrari’s 710bhp V8 scored 486 points in from 68 judges across the globe. Porsche’s 3.0-litre flat-six turbocharged motor which powers the 911 range came in second with a total of 198 points. The Ferrari V12 scored 158 points. Following the gasoline powerhouses, is Tesla’s electric powertrain scoring 149 points.
Volkswagen’s new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine bagged 139 points followed by BMW’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric-gasoline hybrid of the i8 managing 138 points. Other notable engines include – Audi’s 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo powering the RS3, TT RS and RS Q3, PSA’s 1.2-litre three-cylinder and Porsche’s smaller 2.0-litre unit from the 718 twins.
This year was the 20th edition of the “International Engine of the Year” awards which is an annual competition for automotive engines. It is judged by a panel of automobile journalists from around the world.