The 3.9-litre V8 found on the 488 GTB, California T, and GTC4Lusso was awarded the honour.
For the second year in the row, Ferrari has taken home the highly coveted Engine of the Year Awarded. The 3.9-litre biturbo V8 found on the 488 GTB and 488 Spider, as well as the slightly smaller turbocharged unit found in the California T and GTC4Lusso T were awarded top honours. The engine also commanded the Performance Engine class and the three- to four-liter displacement category.
Since the awards inauguration in 1999, Ferrari has recorded the most wins of any automaker. Alongside the 3.8-litre V8, the marque also saw its 6.3-litre V12 – which powers the F12berlinetta and F12tdf – honoured with the four-litre award for the second straight year, marking the third time Ferrari has won the award since it was introduced in 2013.
"This is only the second time in the history of the IEOTYA that such a powerful performance engine has taken the overall honors two years consecutively and won the most coveted, outright IEOTYA title," said Tony Robinson, founder of the International Engine of the Year Awards. "The Ferrari V8 is all about amazing power delivery, precision, drivability and a wonderful soundtrack, too. One day soon it'll be a classic in its own right; indeed I think it is already!"
Coming in second overall for Engine of the Year was the 3.0-litre six-cylinder found in the Porsche 911, and in third was the 1.5-litre three-cylinder electric hybrid found in the BMW i8. Even Tesla received accolades, coming in at sixth place in final voting, the only pure electric motor on the list.
The Ferrari 488 GTB engine in question produces 660 horsepower allowing the supercar to sprint to 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in just 3.0 seconds and continue on to a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph). Well worthy of the accolades.