Ferrari V8 Takes Performance Engine of the Year Award
The 4499cc engine is a 90 degree V8 that produces 570 horsepower at 9000 rpm 540Nm (398lbs/ft) at 6000 rpm. This gives it a specific output of 127 PS per liter.
“Winning both these important titles again in the face of such strong rivals is naturally a real honour, but most importantly it is testament to the fact that Ferrari’s expertise in engine design is unmatched, not just in terms of technical excellence, but in terms of real-world driving pleasure,” said Jean Jacques His, head of Ferrari’s powertrain department, who received the award.
“The jury for the awards is made up of a panel of motoring journalists from 35 countries who judge each shortlisted engine using their subjective driving impressions and technical knowledge, taking into account characteristics such as fuel economy, smoothness, performance, sound and driveability,” Ferrari said.