Volvo Penta is introducing its new V8-380, which the company
says is an intensely powerful engine that combines efficiency, strength and
durability into a state-of-the-art package that delivers on performance and
exceeds EPA/CARB requirements.
Volvo Penta says its advanced technology and design innovation
combine to give the V8-380 more horsepower with 12 percent less fuel
consumption. Other key features include Variable Valve Timing (VVT), optimized
for maximum low end torque and high-end horsepower, and more than 270 pounds of
weight savings, making it faster, lighter, and more efficient— all while still
only requiring 87 octane fuel, Volvo Penta says.
“Our dealers had the opportunity to test drive this engine
earlier this year, and feedback has been phenomenal,” said Marcia Kull, vice
president marine sales Volvo Penta of the Americas, in a company press release.
“One even came to us and said ‘you have a winner.’ To hear the excitement about
the performance of this engine is a great payoff for the more than 10,000 hours
of testing that went into its development, and the reason Volvo Penta keeps
moving the industry forward.”
Tough enough to haul a heavy boat, the V8-380 is the same
engine currently used in GM’s current truck line up, and is considered the most
durable Volvo Penta has ever launched, the company says. Advancements such as
an aluminum exhaust system as part of the complete freshwater cooling system
provide additional durability, protection from corrosion, and savings over the
life of the engine, Volvo Penta says.