Ferrari has emulated Ford’s feat in becoming a triple crown winner with its F154CB, which bagged the International Engine of the Year award for the third time. The 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 won the award in 2016 and last year.

The mill, which features on the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and 488 Pista, was a convincing winner again this year, amassing 486 points to finish ahead of Porsche’s 3.0 litre turbo six-cylinder (198 points) on the 911 and its stablemate 6.5 litre V12 (158 points), seen on the 812 Superfast.

The F154CB also took home the Performance Engine and Best 3-Litre to 4-Litre engine awards for 2018 to make it a trio of awards. The Superfast’s F140 GA made it five for the boys from Maranello by taking the Best New Engine title – ahead of BMW’s 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 from its M car applications – and the Above 4-Litre award.

As before, 13 categories were contested, and the remaining nine saw a number of winners from other manufacturers. For the capacity-specific ones, Volkswagen emerged with the Sub 1-Litre award with its 1.0 litre three-cylinder turbo, which is found on a number of VW Group offerings.

In the 1-Litre to 1.4-Litre category, PSA Peugeot Citroen’s 1.2 litre three-pot won this year’s title, finishing ahead of three competitors from Volkswagen, while the 1.4-Litre to 1.8-Litre category saw the 2015 IEotY winner, the BMW 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbocharged hybrid engine in the BMW i8, emerging as champion.

Porsche took the 1.8-Litre to 2-Litre title with its 2.0 litre turbo from the 718 Boxster and Cayman, while the Audi 2.5 litre five-pot from the RS3, RS Q3 and TT RS emerged as the winner in the 2-Litre to 2.5-Litre category. The 3.0 litre turbo six on the 911 did bag a medal by taking the 2.5-Litre to 3-Litre title this year.

The final two categories were for best Electric Powertrain and Green Engine, and here, Tesla scooped up both with its full-electric powertrain, finishing ahead of BMW’s full-electric system from the i3 and 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbo hybrid from the i8 respectively.