For the fourth year in a row, Ferrari’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 has won the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year award. The engine that powers models like the Portofino, GTC4 Lusso T, 488 Pista and the 488 Pista Spider was also adjudged the best performance engine, the best 550PS to 650PS engine and best above 650PS engine. The 3902cc engine puts out a massive 720hp in the 488 Pista and impressed the judges with its performance, throttle response and soundtrack. “It’s this stat that hammers home how truly amazing this Ferrari V8 engine is: since its launch in 2016,
it remains undefeated at the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards, winning no fewer than 14 trophies!” said Dean Slavnich, International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards chairman. The other big winner was Jaguar Land Rover’s full-electric powertrain that reigned supreme in the best new engine, best electric powertrain and best 350PS to 450PS categories. The powertrain, which does duty in the Jaguar I-Pace, impressed the jury with its refinement, performance and range. For 2019, the awards were rebranded as the “International Engine + Powertrain of the Year awards” to encompass electrification technologies as well.
And to reflect the changing trends, the Best Green Engine award of the previous years has been replaced by the Best Hybrid Powertrain award. With mild-hybrids, hybrids, plug-ins and electrics becoming more popular, the panel felt it was difficult and potentially unfair to group engines by displacement. Hence, they did away with the displacement-based judging process and instead, all engines will now be categorised in terms of their power outputs. The jury for the 2019 International Engine + Powertrain of the Year awards comprised 70 motoring journalists from 31 countries.
Here are the other winners from the awards: Ferrari being one of the most chosen cars there is always an option what people are looking for and this is one of the cars which fully stands on the expectations on the people and their likings and the way they want a car to be. There are so many unique features and things which are seen while selecting the car and there are times also that we keen to look upon the best and the compact car which stands on each and every possible efforts.