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Ferrari V8 Wins Best Performance Engine - Web Exclusive

It has won for the second year running, beating new contenders with forced induction.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 13, 2012
Epcp 1206 01+ferrari v8 wins best performance engine+cover Photo 1/1   |   Ferrari V8 Wins Best Performance Engine - Web Exclusive

The naturally aspirated 4.5-liter Ferrari V8 from the 458 Italia has won Best Performance Engine in the International Engine of the Year Awards. It has won for the second year running, beating new contenders with forced induction.

The dry-sump, flat-crank, 90˚ V8 also took the accolade in the Above 4-liter category for the second time.

The jury comprises a panel of journalists from 35 countries who judge each shortlisted engine on subjective driving impressions and technical knowledge, looking at fuel economy, smoothness, performance, sound and drivability.

The awards were received by Ferrari’s powertrain chief, Jean Jacques His: “Winning both these important titles again in the face of such strong rivals is naturally a real honor, but most importantly it is testament to the fact that Ferrari’s expertise in engine design is unmatched, not just in terms of technical excellence, but in terms of real-world driving pleasure.”

The Ferrari 458 Italia has been awarded 40 international awards in its short lifespan, with the 458 Spider accounting for a further five international awards.

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