October 11, 2012

Engine: Volvo V8 380hp

Volvo Penta announces a new V8-380, 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’s advanced technology and design innovation combine to give the V8-380 more horsepower with 12% less fuel consumption. The engine includes other key features such as Variable Valve Timing, 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 than the competition; all while still only requiring 87 octane fuel. Tough enough to haul a heavy boat, the V8-380 is also the same engine currently used in GM’s current truck line up, and is considered the most durable Volvo Penta has ever launched. 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.
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