This is an up-powered version of the AVDS-1790-2C with commonality of over 70 per cent between the two diesel-powered engines. It has power increased to 1,050 hp (783 kW) gross or 892 hp net, a 650 A alternator and similar dimensions to the AVDS-1790-2C. The AVDS-1790-8CR engine, configured with Power Take-Off (PTO) was installed in the product-improved M88A1E1 Improved Recovery Vehicle (IRV). This engine received formal NATO certification from the Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) in April 1984. The M88A1E1 has been type classified as the M88 IRV and is now in production. This vehicle is now in service with Kuwait and the USA.