Ferrari has done it again at this year's International Engine & Powertrain of the Year. Despite the change from engine displacement categorization to engine power output ratings, Ferrari was able to clinch the overall title for having the best engine once more.
That's right, the 720 PS, 3.9-liter (3902cc) twin-turbo V8 that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Pista, and 488 Pista Spider achieved a four-peat victory for Ferrari; a feat that other brands have yet to achieve.
Besides winning overall, Ferrari's 3.9-liter V8 also dominated in several other categories. The engine won 'Best in Power over 650 PS' and in Best in Performance. Meanwhile the 3855cc version that powers the Portofino and GTC4 Lusso won in the 550 to 650 PS category. With these accolades, Ferrari has expanded its tally of International Engine & Powertrain of The Year awards to 31.
Apart from Ferrari, the 2019 awards also saw Audi, BMW, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-AMG, and Porsche bring home several recognitions. Starting with Jaguar Land Rover, their new fully-electric powertrain garnered them the win in the 350 PS to 450 PS, Best New Engine and Best Electric Powertrain categories.
Over to Audi and BMW, the former won in the 150 to 250 PS division with their 2.0-liter TFSI engine which is seeing use across several models. The latter, on the other hand, took home the Best Hybrid Powertrain win with the 1.5-liter three-cylinder electric gasoline engine which powers the i8.
Fellow German brands Mercedes-AMG and Porsche were able to best the others in the 450 PS to 550 PS and 250 PS to 350 PS categories respectively with their 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 and 2.5-liter turbo boxer.
The only American brand to secure a victory was Ford with their evergreen 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine which won the Sub 150 PS division. Models such as the Fiesta, EcoSport and even the Focus come with the tiny three-cylinder turbo.