The Ford flathead V8 (often called simply the Ford flathead, flathead Ford, or flatty when the context is implicit, such as in hot-rodding) is a V8 engine of the valve-in-block type designed by the Ford Motor Company and built by Ford and various licensees.
The Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari. The 458 replaced the Ferrari F430, and was first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was replaced by the Ferrari 488, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.
In the historic DTM, it didn’t just give Merc a torrid time but Ford too; the Sierra Cosworth couldn’t keep up with the 380bhp M3, in fact none of the field could as it won countless races and spread the BMW Motorsports Division name all over the world in the process.
Then Acura screwed with my head by introducing the 1997 Integra Type R. It was a stripped-down, lightweight, heavily modified version of my now-lame GS-R. The Type R got 195 hp from its 1.8-liter inline-four, more horsepower per liter than the Ferrari F355, a fact not lost on the media at the time.
Whether or not it actually is the greatest engine of all time, there's no debate that it's in the running. Now that McLaren has BMW fan or not, ask almost any genuine, hardcore car enthusiast what the best engine of all time is and the S70/2 BMW-sourced V12 engine from the McLaren F1 will be in the conversation.