Did you know that there is an award handed out annually – since 1999 – that gives one engine across the globe the right to call itself the International Engine of the Year? It’s true, and it has been awarded every year since Tony Robinson founded the Awards. While it might not be as well-known as some annual awards, like those handed out by Motor Trend or the North American Car of the Year award, but it is certainly a coveted award among supercars the world over. Curious as to which engine won? Well, it’s a Ferrari.
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“This is only the second time in the history of the IEOTYA that such a powerful performance engine has taken the overall honours two years consecutively and won the most coveted, outright IEOTYA title. The Ferrari V8 is all about amazing power deliver, precision, drivability and a wonderful soundtrack, too. One day soon it’ll be a classic in its own right; indeed, I think it is already.”
– Tony Robinson, Founder, International Engine of the Year Awards
The winner of the coveted overall honor Robinson was speaking about was the 3.9L twin-turbo V8 that is found beneath the hood of the Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider, California T and GTC4Lusso T. As he mentioned, this is the second year in a row that this engine won the top spot, which is nearly unprecedented in the almost-20-year run the awards have had thus far. But that’s not the only award the engine won. It also won the Performance Engine class and the 3L-4L Displacement category
Furthermore, it wasn’t the only Ferrari engine to be recognized. The 6.3L V12 that powers the F12berlinetta and F12tdf won the award for the Above 4L category, also its second year in a row. We’re very proud to offer Ferrari vehicles right here at Prestige Imports, so if you’re interested in finding a vehicle powered by one of these monsters yourself be sure to give us a call. We look forward to helping you get behind the wheel of your dream car.