Volvo Penta has announced its new V8-430 gasoline engine for the recreational marine market. The new engine is said to deliver improved top-end performance, horsepower-to-weight ratio and up to 20 percent increased fuel efficiency.
"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,' said Ron Huibers, President, Volvo Penta of the Americas. "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.'
Volvo Penta says in addition to delivering excellent power, the engine meets US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements by a broad margin.
The V8-430 features Variable Valve Timing (VVT) 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 engine and exhaust system are freshwater cooled, as standard. The V8-430 has protected aluminum exhaust systems to lower the weight, and its exhaust flow has been optimized to achieve the highest possible levels of performance.
On top of all additional performance improvements and updates, the engines are – like all Volvo Penta gasoline engines – fully integrated with the Volvo Penta Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) platform, which comes standard on the V8-430. Available EVC features include: Trip Computer, Cruise Control and Power Trim Assistant (additional options also available).
All Volvo Penta gasoline engines come with the company's "2+3' warranty coverage, providing consumers five years of factory protection.
Crankshaft output: 430 hp at 5,800 rpm
Configuration: V8, multi-port injection system, freshwater cooled
Cylinder volume: 6.0 liters
Emissions: U.S. EPA, CARB, EU RCD