The International Engine Of The Year has been determined for 2017, with Ferrari making it back-to-back crowns for the world’s best donk.
Like the 2016 result, the judges determined that the prancing horse’s 3.9 litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine was better than all others with a score of 251 points.
An overall win naturally ensured Ferrari also claimed the awards for Best Performance Engine of 2017 and Best Engine 3.0-4.0 Litres.
Second overall was the 3.0 litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit used by Porsche to power 911 variants - 35 points behind the Ferrari engine.
Likewise, Porsche’s second-place effort ensured it won Best Engine 2.5-3.0 Litres (310 points), a mile ahead of the BMW 3.0 litre twin-turbo ‘six’ (135 points) used to power the M3 and M4.
BMW’s other i car, the i8, effectively won Best Engine 1.4-1.8 Litres alone (and third overall) with its 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid. BMW also claimed second in this class with its ‘standard’ 1.5 litre three-pot turbo which powers 1, 2 and 3 Series models along with numerous MINIs.
Other class winners by capacity:
- Ferrari 6.3 litre V12 - Above 4.0 Litres
- Audi 2.5 litre five-cylinder turbo - 2.0-2.5 Litres
- Porsche 2.0 litre turbo - 1.8-2.0 Litres
- PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbo - 1.0-1.4 Litres
- Ford EcoBoost 999cc three-cylinder turbo - Under 1.0 Litre
Honda’s 3.5 litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid from the NSX supercar won Best New Engine.
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