Mercury Racing answered the question in Nashville yesterday that has been subject of speculation and rumour for a while now.
They unveiled their most powerful outboard to date, the 450R.
The motor produces 450 hp at the prop, weighs in at 313 Kg, runs on 89-octane pump fuel and will retail in the US between $54,000 – $64,000.
Full specifications here.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.