Ferrari has once again taken out International Engine of the Year, beating Jaguar's all-electric powertrain and Mercedes-AMG's ubiquitous V8 for the honour.
It's the fourth year in a row Ferrari has won the award, a feat that's never been achieved before. Ford won three years running with its 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, so back-to-back awards aren't unheard of, but it's an impressive achievement for the folks in Maranello nonetheless.
This year saw the introduction of a new category system. Rather than dividing things by displacement, engines are categorised by outputs.
The 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 from the 488 GTB and Pista scored 425 points in the overall category, comfortably ahead of the Jaguar I-Pace pure-electric powertrain on 328 points and Mercedes-AMG's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 on 280.
“Now [the Ferrari engine] has won the overall award four years straight, cementing its place in the history books," Dean Slavnich, International Engine and Powertrain of the Year awards co-chair.
"I very much doubt such an achievement will ever be matched again.”
Although Ferrari took out the big gong, there are plenty of supplementary gongs on offer. A full list of winners is below.
|Overall||Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8|
|Sub 150PS (110kW)||Ford 999cc three-cylinder turbo|
|150PS - 250PS (110kW - 184kW)||Audi 2.0L four-cylinder TFSI|
|250PS - 350PS (184kW - 257kW)||Porsche 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo|
|350PS - 450PS (257kW - 331kW)||Jaguar Land Rover full-electric powertrain|
|450PS - 550PS (331kW - 405kW)||Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8|
|550PS - 650PS (405kW - 478kW)||Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (Portofino, GTC4 Lusso T)|
|650PS+ (478kW+)||Ferrari 3.9-litre biturbo V8 (488 GTB, 488 Pista)|
|New engine||Jaguar Land Rover full-electric powertrain|
|Hybrid engine||BMW 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid (i8)|