Mercury Racing and Ilmor Marine Make Power Moves for 2012

At the Miami International Boat Show, gamesmanship among boat and engine manufacturers is par for the course—and it’s really fun to watch. The 2012 event, which happened in February as it always does, was no exception.

What do I mean by gamesmanship and what the heck—in this case—am I talking about?

With a Mercury 565 engine (show here) under the hatch, the Nordic's new 24-foot catamaran reportedly tops 100 mph.With a Mercury 565 engine (show here) under the hatch, the Nordic's new 24-foot catamaran reportedly tops 100 mph.

At precisely 10:05 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, Mercury Racing pulled the sheet off of its new 565 engine, a naturally aspirated 565-hp “tweener” product, separated by the 525 EFI and the 600 SCI offering. Just minutes later and one Miami Convention Center row away, Ilmor Marine unveiled its 570-hp V-8 LS-platform naturally aspirated engine dubbed the MV8 570.


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