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Ferrari's V8 Wins 2016 Engine Of The Year Overall Title And Two More

Ferrari has a good reason to party this weekend, as the brand’s V8 twin-turbo engine won the overall prize at this year’s Engine of the Year Awards. The sports car maker made a big step with the introduction of the 488 GTB and the California T, in the form of a return to turbocharged engines.
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Ferrari seemed to have done the right tricks and pushed the right buttons with the new 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8, as the unit was determined the overall winner of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

Naturally (pun intended), the turbocharged unit won its class as well, along with the Performance Engine and the New Engine categories. We are talking about four prizes for Ferrari this year, an absolute record for the competition.

Why four awards, you ask? Do not worry, as we are not that weak in math, but Ferrari also won an award for its 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 unit. Oh, the second engine scored second place in the Performance Engine of the Year category, right after its smaller brother.

The International Engine of the Year Awards of 2016 had a jury of 63 automotive journalists from over 30 countries. The award is one of the auto industry’s most coveted distinctions, and it was conferred during the Engine Expo 2016, held in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ferrari’s V8 unit was praised for the implementation of twin-turbo technology without any turbo lag, as well as a progressive delivery of torque. The latter is available throughout the rev range, allowing for unprecedented performance.

Furthermore, Ferrari’s V8 soundtrack remains remarkable, and the level of peak output achieved by the unit is still outstanding. Thanks to the traits above, Ferrari’s V8 twin-turbo unit is considered the benchmark of the segment. McLaren, the ball is in your court on this one. Interestingly, the second engine on the 3.0-4.0 liter category is the Mercedes-AMG 4.0 twin-turbo V8 found in the Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S, C63, and G500.

The second Ferrari power plant to achieve the first prize in the International Engine of the Year Awards is the 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 unit, which produces 780 HP in the Ferrari F12 tdf. It beat Audi’s 5.2-liter V10, found on the R8 and Lamborghini Huracan, and Mercedes-AMG’s 5.5-liter V8 turbo mill.

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