Under the hood of the 488 Pista and a few other Ferraris is the 3.9-liter twin turbo V8. In a press release from Stuttgart earlier today, we’ve learned it has won the best engine in the past 2 decades. This year’s International Engine of the Year Awards was held in Germany, and Ferrari took home six trophies. The most awards by any manufacturer in a single year, it takes Ferrari’s total to 27 awards from this prestigious gathering.
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Engineers from around the world dissect everything part. Reliability, specific fuel consumption, internal friction, and other categories were taken into consideration. Since the 388 Pista makes 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, it makes engines twice its size look like boat anchors. Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the IEOTY Awards said: “In the 488 GTB, the 3.9-litre eight-cylinder was a near-perfect example of a high-performance turbocharged engine, setting the bar so high that it swept aside rival powertrains. But redeveloped and tweaked for the 488 Pista, the best engine in the world just got better. Without a doubt, we’re looking at an engineering masterclass from Ferrari. No turbo lag, beautiful delivery, raw emotion, a furious growl and so much power – this Ferrari V8 is a work of art.”
Another award was given to the 6.5 liter V12 found in the 812 Superfast. It replaces the 6.3 liters found in the F12 series with 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. These amazing engines are found in Ferrari’s latest cars, so click the link below for great deals on masterpieces from Maranello.