Ferrari Twin-Turbo V8 Wins 'International Engine Of The Year' Award

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Ferrari's twin-turbo 3.9-litre twin turbocharged V8 currently in use in three of its cars has won the coveted engine of the year award.

The newest Ferrari engine displaced Ford's miniscule 1-litre ecoboost engine as the 'International Engine of the Year' Overall winner.

The engine also won the awards for 'Best Performance Engine' , Best 'New Engine', as well as the best engine in the 3.0-litre to 4.0-litre category

The 3.9-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine does duty on three cars from Ferrari's range - the California T, the 488 GTB and the 488 Spider.

It is in the 488GTB and spider that the engine is at its most potent producing 661bhp and 759Nm of torque. The engine produces a potent 169bhp/litre.

Speaking about why the engine was chosen as the overall winner, Graham Johnson, co-chairman, International Engine of the Year Awards said, "It's a giant leap forward for turbocharged engines in terms of efficiency, performance and flexibility. It truly is the best engine in production today and will forever be remembered as one of the all-time greats."

Ferrari also won the award for the best engine over 4.0-litres with its 6.3-litre V12 engine that does duty in the F12 and the F12tdf.

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