Volvo-Penta V8-430

Boating Industry Canada and Canadian Yachting magazine travelled to Sweden last month for a preview of the new Volvo Penta products. The company has now announced their new V8 gasoline engine for the leisure marine market. This new V8-430 is a high-performance engine based on the award-winning V8-380 design launched by Volvo Penta 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,” 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.”

The new, powerful 430 hp engine package delivers the highest performance yet, with industry leading horsepower to weight ratio and up to 20% improved fuel efficiency. Equipped standard with catalytic converters, it meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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. All Volvo Penta gasoline engines come with industry leading “2+3” warranty coverage that gives customers 5 years of factory protection. 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 platform, which comes standard on the V8-430. Standard EVC features include: Trip Computer, Cruise Control and Power Trim Assistant (additional options also available). The new V8-430 has a crankshaft output of 430 hp at 5800 RPM from this VVT equipped V8 featuring multi-port injection system, freshwater cooling and a  6.0 liter displacement. The Volvo Penta V8 430 meets emissions requirements for U.S. EPA, CARB, EU RCD.

During the 2013 Toronto International Boat Show, Canadian Yachting magazine interviewed Canadian Ron Huibers who had just been appointed as the new president of Volvo Penta of the Americas and he hinted at the coming V8 430 model during the discussion. See the video at:

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