Seven Marine's new 557 horsepower outboard engines so the truth can now be told.
There are a lot of firsts here. It's a horizontally-mounted, aluminum 6.2L V8 engine from General Motors with a 1.9L intercooled Supercharger perched atop a ZF transmission (designed specifically for this application) driving a twin pinion gear case.
It's controlled by a fly-by-wire throttle system and a hydraulic power steering system with a joystick control module, a first for outboards.
And it's gorgeous. (Okay, now my bias is really showing)
Judging by the comments I've seen online already, it appears as though our designers succeeded.
Sorry, for a post that's so self-promotional, but it's not everyday that you get to work on a project that sends shock waves through an entire industry.
My congratulations to the team at Seven Marine for creating a take-no-prisoners product while everyone else seems to be throttling back.