Ferrari has claimed the prestigious International Engine of the Year Awards in the “Best Above 4-Litre & Best Performance Engine” class for the fifth consecutive year. The winner is the naturally-aspirated 4.5-litre V8 engine which, in its most powerful guise, can be found in 458 Speciale and limited edition Speciale Aperta.
The V8 won both awards two years running in 2011 and 2012. That success was repeated in 2014 and now again in 2015. In 2013, the naturally-aspirated, 740-hp 6262cc V12 equipping the Ferrari F12berlietta took the same accolades, with the V8 in second place. The naturally-aspirated 4.5 litre V8 produces 605 hp at 9000 rpm.
Ferrari F12berlietta claimed the award in 2013 with its 740-hp 6262cc V12 engine
The jury for the awards is made up of a panel of motoring journalists from 31 nations who judge each shortlisted engine using their subjective driving impressions and technical knowledge, taking into account characteristics such as fuel economy, smoothness, performance, sound and drivability.