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Old 08-16-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default Which would be "ultimate cool factor" boat engines Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche?

Just a fun question.

Based solely on "cool factor" not money, reliablity, practiblity, etc. in your opinion what would be the "coolest" engines to have in a go-fast. Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. I know each of these "car manufacturers" have made at least 1 boat.

My vote Lamborghini.
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I've always daydreamed about this.

Personally I would love to have twin 4.5 litre v8s from the current 458 Italia producing 562 horsepower and redlining at 9,000 rpms in a 28-32 foot boat.

In fact I would love to work on this project some day.
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Mercedes/AMG?
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I think a 12 cylinder 917 engine with the downdraft fan sticking up through the engine hatch would be fun.
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Back in the 90's Hustler built a fifty that was on the cover of Boating that had triple V12 Lambo motors in it. It was wayyyy friggin cool. It was funny though the last paragraph of the article went something like "while the ghee-whiz factor of the V12's cant be beat we would still opt for a trio of Merc 800's, go damn near as fast, and drive to the marina in the new Diablo we bought with the money we saved.". I still have the mag in my archives . Hey how bout a pair of Merlin or Allison V12's in a fifty plus footer. I dont think there has ever been a cooler engine built. Hell even the starter is cool





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remember the Torque Engines? they had a nice cool factor
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Werent Lamborghini engines popular in offshore boats in the 1980's?

Doesnt Team Qatar run Lamborghini engines now?
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There were/are several boats with Lambos, and a few with Rolls V16's in them. THere was a boat back in the mid 90's at the Miami show from Europe, Showing vids of a run from Callais to Dover with twin Rolls. Closed canopy alum hull. Looked like a sub then a boat.
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SOHC Ford Dry Sump Big Blocks would be cool.... Never seen that before...
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SOHC Ford Dry Sump Big Blocks would be cool.... Never seen that before...
There is a member that has 2 pair of BBF in his Fountain 32 and Cigarette 36 Gladiator. There are pics in the Cig forum.
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