The Engine Expo held in Stuttgart, Germany compares various engines from different car brands. They measure things like horsepower per liter, throttle response times, grams of CO2 per kilometer, and various other aspects associated with engines. This year, Ferrari had one of its engines win the price. The engine is the 3.9-liter unit with two turbochargers. It produces a massive 661 horsepower figure. The engine is found in the Ferrari 488 GTB.
The engine has a horsepower per liter ratio of 169.48 hp/liter. It achieves 24.8 MPG, and only emits 260 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This engine is astoundingly impressive because Ferrari managed to severely downsize it, yet make it much more powerful and more efficient than its predecessor.
Graham Johnson, co-chairman of the Engines of the Year Awards explains that this engine is; “a giant leap forward for turbocharged engines in terms of efficiency, performance and flexibility”. One thing is certain. This engine will go down in history as an immense accomplishment by the engineers that created it. Even though we miss the big naturally aspirated engines from Ferrari, we have to give it up for Ferrari for developing this great turbocharged engine.