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Old 02-01-2005, 11:31 PM
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Default What Happened to GM's 525 HP 496 Vortec Marine Engine?

In 2003, GM sent out press releases on their Vortec 8100 (496 cu. in.) Marine engine with 525 horsepower. It was dubbed the "HP3". It's now 2005, and it is still nowhere to be found on their website. It seems Mercruiser didn't wait around, and is using the good 'ol 502 for their 525. Anyone know what happened to the 496 HP3?

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Old 02-02-2005, 02:14 AM
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I believe Innovation manufactures them. I dont have a link sorry.
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:34 AM
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I'm pretty sure that Dhlaw just put a pair in his race boat. Maybe he will chime in here.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:03 PM
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Thumbs up The real 525HP 496 - Raylar 496HOR

Any boater who is interested in a 525HP + 496 engine should visit our website or call us toll free @(866) 496-8181. We have all the parts and pieces to build any HP level for the 496 up to 1200HP and we have several 496's in various levels and stages now and our signature crate motors are available now . We are displaying right now at the LA boat show and the response has been incredible! Raylar is the "House of 496"
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:47 PM
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Innovation I belive manufacture's them in Florida. They are used in all the GM powered raceboats.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:49 PM
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I believe last year was an endurance test for these engines prior to thier release to the public.
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