Check out this awesome article published on Powerboat Nation regarding the new 520 engine from Mercury Racing! For the original article, click here.
MERCURY RACING’S NEW BIG BLOCK 520HP IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES RELEASED IN OVER A DECADE. Many of you may read this and wonder what in the heck we are even talking about? Read on and I will clear the picture up for you. First, lets acknowledge this new product for what it really is. Mercury Racing is unveiling their latest new sterndrive engine package as a cost effective option to recreational powerboaters everywhere. This new natural aspirated sterndrive is backed by an unprecedented two year warranty.
Mercury dominates this market segment and recognizes where to aim when it comes to competition in the market place.Another important feat to recognize is compatibility to the ever changing emissions environment. Producing 520 horsepower on 87 octane fuel while meeting all CARB/EPA requirements is proof of the efficiency of the package.
At first glance the external appearance may view very similar to the 8.2 HO and for good reason as they share so many similar components. This is because this is the engine platform that Mercury has chosen to perfect and build upon for future growth as other engine suppliers race to jump on the back of General Motors.
Source: www.powerboatnation.com; August 21, 2013.