The BPM  VULCANO engine is a normally aspirated, all-alloy V-8, outstanding in performance , torque and weight. This engine has been developed and built exclusively for one purpose only: reliable, high performance marine application.

The engine block and cylinder heads are made from saltwater-resistant aluminium, machined in cylinder liners, guides and valve seats. The camshaft is driven by two silent-operation chains and the valves are in a V-arrangement.

The engine is standard equipped with an ELECTROMOTIVE Direct Ignition System (without distributor) and the fuel is supplied by an electric pump and four WEBER carburettors. Delivery with an electronic fuel injection system is optional.

There is direct cooling; an indirect system with heat exchanger is also optional. Transmission can be with hydraulic or mechanic inverter, with a ratio 1:1 or 1.5:1.


Number of cylinder / angle

8 V  /  90 degree


487 cubic inches

Bore and stroce

4.33 x 4.13 in

VULCANO 450 S                                   Horsepower

470 at 4,700 rpm


550 ft./lbs. at 3,650 rpm

Compression ratio

9.2 : 1

VULCANO 450 H                                      Horsepower

580 at 5,100 rpm


605 ft./lbs. at 4,600 rpm

Compression ratio

9.8 : 1

Dry weight (without inverter)

756 lbs

Twin engines: VULCANO 450 H with headers exhaust system.