BoatStars.com recently released this article about some of our favorite motors… the 1650’s, by Mercury Racing!
At the 2013 Miami International Boat Show, the master minds at Mercury Racing launched their amazing new 1650 Horsepower race motor, once again raising the industries standard with this latest addition. This insane horsepower is produced by Mercury Marine’s state-of-the art turbo charged 32 Value monster V-8 engine used in their other 1000hp power plants, only this engine runs on pure 112 Octane+ race gas, so the average gas station wont do.
With this in mind, this motor is strictly business as Mercury Racing has limited the availability of the motor to only professional race teams, and currently are not allowing these motor’s to be sold to the general public. We know this power plant will become a well recognized engine on the race circuit around the world in substitution for the large horsepower turbines, which are becoming a trend in the performance boating industry. Price tags on this motor are well over the quarter million dollar mark also making this Mercury Racing’s most expensive engines but comparable to any turbine setup, which as a key note does not come with any warranty compared to Mercury Racing’s other race engines—these typically include their standard one year warranty.
These motors will sure to be produce some big numbers over the next year and we are sure they will end up in several 200+ machines easily making Mercury Racing the number one source for those wanting to go 200mph without requiring the use of turbines or larger V-16 style engines. We know our friends at team Gasse have been running the prototypes for these motors since the end of this summer in their well recognized 48′ MTI and they are loving them, producing record speeds for the MTI matched with the reliability they’ve come to entrust in Mercury Racing out on the race course. So keep your eyes and ears out for this awesome motor but either way will know you’ll see and hear this motor when its anywhere near you.
Source: www.boatstars.com; February 16, 2013.