Ferrari aced the engine development competition this year after its 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8 engine won the International Engine of the Year award.
The triumph of the downsized turbo marks the first win for Maranello, and the 488 GTB’s motor also bagged three awards – Best Performance Engine, Best New Engine and Best 3.0 to 4.0 liter Engine. It garnered 331 points, leaving BMW i8’s three-pot distant second at 278 points.
The Ferrari 488 GTB‘s 3,902 cc biturbo V8 is from the F154 engine family, and is linked to the 3,855 cc V8 in the California T, though much is new. It comes with new pistons, con-rods, crankshaft and cams, dry-sump lube circuit, cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, and twin-scroll IHI turbos complete with compressor abradable seals, titanium-aluminum alloy compressor wheels, and ball-bearing shafts.
The Maranello cranks out 670 PS at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm, which is a huge jump from the 4.5 liter NA V8 in the 458 Speciale, which delivers 605 PS and 540 Nm. This is versus the Speciale whereas the biturbo has 100 horses more than the standard 458 Italia’s 570 PS. 0-100 km/h in three seconds, 0-200 km/h in 8.3 seconds, top speed of over 330 km/h.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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