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Ilmor VS Mercury Head to Head Comparison!

Old 09-29-2012, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by offshorexcursion View Post
I am a huge fan of the V10 Ilmor engines! Obviously my love for the Dodge Viper helps.

For some reason I had this thought in my head that in identical boats, Ilmor 725 would out perform a Merc 700 for almost the same price. Especially since it weighs less and revs higher. I am now wondering if this is FACT or was my passion for this engine clouding the truth?

This is in no way a negative towards either engine or manufacture. They both have their place, and without options performance boating would be boring.

I would love to see a list of boats worth comparing and their performance numbers! Thanks!
Have NT & the owner of hull #1 477 send that up 2 Char 4 a run out in Lake MI!!!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Keith Atlanta View Post
I know it's 600SCi vs the Ilmore 625 but this is a classic showdown and the results would be pretty similar.
Great read too!

http://www.mercuryracing.com/_media/...e--Boating.pdf
One thing I always hear about the V10's is fuel savings. Not once in that test did the V10 break 1.0 mpg stat. The 600sci was getting 1.6 mph at 3000 rpm.....weird
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:49 AM
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I know my judgment about the Viper V-10 is clouded as well (have one), but in a boat...dear god...it sounds completely evil. I vastly prefer the sound.
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