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Old 06-20-2019, 10:43 AM
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Personally, I think the point is starting to show the what is possible with the new engine platform. The 400R was (is??) the peak of the Inline 6 "VERADO" 4-stroke platform.
The first largest Verado was 275 HP, I believe, and over the years they bumped it up to where they now have a "non-racing" 400 HP.
The I-6 has done really well for Mercury, but they are moving the the new V-6 and V-8 platform and showing us the potential.

There is no way that 450 HP is the peak of this new platform and I am excited for what is coming next.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:49 AM
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 1MOSES1
Not trying to be a smart ass but what is the huge advantage of a 450 vs. 400 in a center console setup? I guess I get it for the catamaran applications. It means more acceleration and top end. That market seems pretty small still. I donít see a huge benefit for cc. Can someone explain?
You answered your own question....for more Acceleration and Top end.

A lot of the CC's are performance hulls who also enjoy those benefits as well.

The new Tiranna picked up 10 mph with the swap in a Giant ass heavy boat (be with 6 motors) but that is pretty badass IMO.
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