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Fer­rari’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 is, for the sec­ond time in a row, the over­all win­ner of the In­ter­na­tional En­gine of the Year awards. How­ever, it still re­mains out­classed by Ford’s onelitre EcoBoost en­gine, which has won the over­all award three times.

The Fer­rari en­gine, which is fit­ted to the 488 GTB, 488 Spi­der and with a slightly smaller dis­place­ment the Cal­i­for­nia T and GTC4Lusso T, also won the Per­for­mance En­gine class and the three-litre to fourl­itre dis­place­ment cat­e­gory, and in over­all points see­ing off en­gines such as the three-litre flat-six from the Porsche 911 range, the BMW i8›s petrol-elec­tric driv­e­train, the 2.5-litre tur­bocharged five-cylin­der from the Audi RS3 and TT RS, Ford›s tur­bocharged 1.0-litre EcoBoost en­gine, and the PSA Group’s 1.2-litre three-cylin­der turbo.

Fer­rari has now taken a record num­ber of wins for any high-per­for­mance sports car man­u­fac­turer. This year also saw Fer­rari’s nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated 6.3-litre V12 en­gine, that pow­ers the F12 Ber­linetta and F12tdf, re­ceive the above four-litre award for the sec­ond year con­sec­u­tively. This is the sixth time Fer­rari’s V12 has won in this cat­e­gory.

The sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Honda NSX’s 3.5-litre hy­brid driv­e­train won the New En­gine of the Year award. It’s the first time Honda has won this award and in fact is the only Asian car maker to be awarded a prize this year.

The awards for green en­gines and elec­tric mo­tors went to the Tesla Model S and Model X.

Porsche won the award for best en­gine be­tween 1.8 and two-litre with the four-cylin­der from the Boxster and Cay­man, while the three­cylin­der hy­brid pow­er­train from the BMW i8 won the award for en­gines be­tween 1.4 and 1.8-litres.

PSA Peu­geot Citroen’s three­cylin­der turbo en­gine, which is seen across the com­pany’s prod­uct range, took home the award for best en­gine be­tween 1.0 and 1.4-litre.

Ford has yet again won in the be­low 1.0-litre en­gine cat­e­gory with the 999cc EcoBoost en­gine.

Ford has won this honour six times in a row now. Ford has been con­tin­u­ously in­vent­ing and rein­vent­ing this en­gine and from early next year, the EcoBoost will come with cylin­der de­ac­ti­va­tion to make it even more eco­nom­i­cal.

Ford’s EcoBoost one-litre.

The Fer­rari twin-turbo V8.

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