Ferrari’s V8 takes its fourth consecutive International Engine & Powertrain of the Year award. The Ferrari engine also takes Performance Engine of the Year and two other categories

Maranello, 26 May 2019 – The 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year has seen Ferrari triumph again, taking the overall title with its 720-cv, 3.9-litre V8 for the fourth year running, a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards.

The 3902 cc V8 engine that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista and 488 Pista Spider took the overall honours and also the Performance Engine award. With this year’s change from capacity categories to power output categories, to ensure a fairer judging of hybrid powertrains, Ferrari’s V8 took a further two categories: the same engine was voted the best power unit over 650 PS, while the 3855 cc version that powers the Portofino (with 600 cv) and GTC4Lusso T (with 610 cv) was awarded the 550 to 650 PS category.

As a result, this year’s ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany saw Ferrari’s tally of International Engine & Powertrain of the Year awards rise to an impressive 31.

About Ferrari

Ferrari is among the world’s leading luxury brands focused on the design, engineering, production and sale of the world’s most recognizable performance sports cars. Ferrari symbolizes exclusivity, innovation, state-of-the-art sporting performance and Italian design. Its history, and the image enjoyed by its cars, are closely associated with its Formula 1 racing team, Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in Formula 1 history. From the inaugural year in 1950 through to the present, Scuderia Ferrari has won 235 Grand Prix races, 16 Constructors’ World titles and 15 Drivers’ World titles. Ferrari designs, engineers and produces its cars in Maranello, Italy, and sells them in over 60 markets worldwide.

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Ferrari 488 Pista

Technical specifications


Type                                                             90-degree V8 turbo

Overall displacement                      3902 cc

Bore and stroke                                   86.5 x 83 mm

Max. power output*                         530 kW (720 cv) at 8000 rpm

Specific power output                     185 cv/l

Max. torque                                            770 Nm at 3000 rpm

Max. engine speed                            8000  rpm

Compression ratio                             9.6:1


Fuel consumption                              12.4l/100 km

CO2                                                                282 g/km

Ferrari Portofino and GTC4Lusso T

Technical specifications

Type                                                             90-degree V8 turbo

Overall displacement                      3855 cc                

Bore and stroke                                   86.5 mm x 82 mm

Max. power output *                        441 kW (600 cv) – 449 kW (610 cv) at 7500 rpm       

Maximum torque                                760 Nm between 3000 and 5250 rpm

Max. engine speed                            7500 rpm

Compression ratio                             9.45:1 – 9.4:1


Fuel consumption                              11.7– 12.9 l/100 km

CO2                                                                267 – 294g/km

* With 98 octane petrol

**WLTP combined


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