Volvo Penta’s welcomes the 350 hp V8 to its new-generation marine sterndrive line. The V8-350 leads the market in performance-to-weight ratio weighing 200 lbs. less than all other marine engines in its horsepower class.
With its Variable Valve Timing (VVT) feature, the V8-350 offers a smooth response in the mid-RPM range, top speed and acceleration. These results are due to the VVT’s ability to simultaneously optimize torque at low RPM and maximize performance at high RPM.
The V8-350 is also highly fuel efficient exceeding the efficiency of earlier models by more than 20 percent.
“Volvo Penta continues to be a leader with the widest range of marine propulsion from single 13 hp to 4,800 hp quad installations,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “The investments we continue to make in the gas range, including our standard five-year factory warranty coverage, are bringing new, exciting performance to the sterndrive segment.”
The V8-350 includes an optional Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) providing full propeller-to-helm integration, Volvo Penta joystick docking, and the 2013 IBEX Innovation Award winning Glass Cockpit helm station.
North American boat owners can also benefit from Volvo Penta’s industry-leading “2+3” warranty option which offers five years of factory protection.
Originally Published by Boating Industry - February 2014.