Ferrari gets 4th straight Engine & Powertrain plum

Ferrari triumphed at the 21stedition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year, taking the overall title with its 720-cv, 3.9-liter V8 for the fourth straight year – a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards.

The 390-cc V8 engine that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, and 488 Pista Spider took the overall honors 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 650ps, while the 3855-cc version that powers the Portofino (with 600 cv) and GTC4Lusso T (with 610 cv) was awarded in the 550 to 650ps 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.

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 8000rpm

Specific power output               185 cv/l

Max. torque                              770Nm at 3000 rpm

Max. engine speed                    8000rpm

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 7500rpm        

Maximum torque                      760Nm between 3000 and 5250rpm

Max. engine speed                    7500rpm

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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