Ferrari V8 claims fourth consecutive International Engine + Powertrain of the Year award

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The Ferrari 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 has once again been crowned overall winner of the coveted International Engine + Powertrain of the Year award, becoming the first engine in the awards’ history to scoop the title four years in a row.

With the new category system put in place for 2019, seven standout automotive developments had the chance to win the outright title, but the Italian OEM’s biturbo V8 claimed top spot once again, beating Jaguar Land Rover’s three-award-winning battery electric powertrain that powers the new I-Pace.

“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 co-chair.

“And now it has won the overall award four years straight, cementing its place in the history books. I very much doubt such an achievement will ever be matched again.”

As well as picking up the overall award at the 21st edition of the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year, the 3902cc eight-cylinder unit also took home the awards for the Above 650ps and Best Performance Engine categories.

Following this year’s ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, Ferrari’s tally of International Engine & Powertrain of the Year awards has now risen to an impressive 31.

A full list of winners can be found here.

Recognized as one of the automotive industry’s top accolades and judged by a fully independent, truly international panel of industry experts, the 21st International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards were announced at a ceremony during Engine Expo 2019 at the Messe Stuttgart, Germany, on Wednesday, May 22.

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