Originally Posted by Siochair
Hi Willk, I don't have my copy of MBM any more so any chance can you give me a ball-park figure for the volvo against the yanmar 8lv?
Including drives and VAT, the Volvo was £45+k, the Yanmar £35+k
The Volvo was running a little heavier on fuel but had the edge on speed at a given rev. Top speeds recorded were the same. The acceleration in the Yanmar was much less than the Volvo. The Yanmar leg won praise. I didn't see much (anything) in there about props or gear ratios, so I don't know if that had any bearing on the results.
The Cummins (VW) didn't come out of it too well.