Originally posted by xtremeracingf1
I dont think Merc is will to do anything at this point.The amount of engines that would be used in APBA is such a small number it wouldnt make scence for them.If the Vortecs were used in F!,F2 you are talking 45 engines,I dont think that is the market they are after.They will probable take a back set this year and then make a bussiness decission from there.They can pull the plug any time by not suppling Gmc with outdrives.No one has mentioned they are screw without the outdrives.Volvo tried it and feel on there face with the DPX600 that Inovation built for them.Cost them Millions to learn a serious lesson about the High Performance Market.
Mercury is so involved in the OEM market with boat builder that this isnt even a thought to them.Some of the larger OME builds use that many engines in a week....
Dont get me wrong what Vortec is doing is great for the races.The only reason they are doing it is because they are not Mercury and they have to.Mercury is after the consumer bussiness,that where they're marking dollars go.They are looking at a much bigger picture,it would be years before Vortec could even be seroius about being any kind of threat to Merc.
This is exactly why Merc is clearly a Monopoly!! They have absolute market share, and can control the sport. Even though I like Merc. products, I think it is high time that the Sport gain control over the market.
I think that the Vortech motor would be excellent. After all GM did design that 502 anyway. Who has the rights to the BBC now? Does GM high perf. still manufacture the blocks? Maybe GM can put their foot down and not sell any new long blocks to Merc?