Volvo Penta unveils V8-430 engine


Volvo Penta officially introduced its new V8 gasoline engine for the leisure marine market.

The new V8-430 is a high-performance engine based on the award-winning V8-380 design Volvo Penta launched last year.

“The new generation of V8 engines from Volvo Penta is the result of intense development work and represents a real technological leap forward in the field of gasoline sterndrive engines for marine use,” Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers said in a statement. “The V8-430 is based on the same base engine as the V8-380, but includes a number of modifications inside the engine which enables increased power output.”

The 430-hp engine package touts the highest performance yet with horsepower-to-weight ratio and as much as 20 percent improved fuel efficiency. Equipped standard with catalytic converters, it meets Environmental Protection Agency requirements by a broad margin, the company said.

The V8-430 features variable valve timing technology, which optimizes torque at low RPMs while maximizing performance at high RPMs, resulting in faster acceleration, increased top speed and smoother, better response in the mid-range, the company said.

Volvo Penta said all of its gasoline engines come with industry-leading “2+3” warranty coverage that gives customers five years of factory protection.

Click here for Trade Only’s Q&A with Volvo Penta’s Mats Edenborg, taken by Chris Landry during the manufacturer’s recent press event in Sweden.

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