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Our Colors Are Your Colors!

Mercury Racing’s color options provide unique combinations for your boat’s theme. Seeing what others have chosen for color options or customization can be inspiration for your Mercury Racing engine application. You can go mild; you can go wild. It’s your canvas! It’s your taste.

Your choices from our palate include:

Standard QC4v (1350 & 1100) colors — Super Silver metallic over Raven Black non-metallic

Standard big block (700SCi – 525EFi) colors — Racing Blue metallic over Raven Black non-metallic

Cigarette AMG with standard 1350 colors: Super Silver over Bling-Bling Black. The finished boat was tasteful and rich looking.

 

Raven Black non-metallic

 

Bling Bling Black metallic

DCB added a splash of custom orange to our carbon covers. The engines are custom colored in Raven Black inlet and exhaust over a Raven Black block.

 

Dandy Candy Red metallic

This Skater customer chose Dandy Candy Red over a Super Silver block.

 

Mercury Racing Blue metallic

Nor-Tech’s customer chose Mercury Racing Blue metallic for his blocks. Engine room LEDs in blue really finished off the effect!

Being assembled is Racing Blue over Raven Black I’m betting this DCB has some blue going on.

 

Super Silver metallic

Nordic chose a conservative double Super Silver to power its new 43 Enforcer.

 

Devil Red Eye non-metallic

Devil Red Eye 1350s installed in a Skater which was displayed in Key West’s Poker Run Village in November.

Skater Nation chose double Devil Red Eye non-metallic.

 

Fire Orange Pearl metallic

An owner’s Fire Orange Pearl on his 850SCi engines — returned to Racing for refresh.

 

Slate Grey metallic

Slate 700SCi engines look classy with this orange and grey theme.

 

Hulkin’ Green Pearl metallic

This is a research engine going together in Super Silver over a Hulkin’ Green block.

 

Beefy M8s in Nanna Pearl! I can hardly wait to see this boat!

Nanna Yellow Pearl metallic. (We have Nanna engines in the pipeline, but not built yet. So, there are the M8 upper housings.)

 

Joyze Poypole metallic. A pair went out the door and nobody snapped a photo! UPDATE: I found this EU662 in Shipping on Jan 17, 2012, before heading to Europe!

And the winner is…

Nanna and “we don’t do white” research engine.

Here’s an EU662 in “Joyze Poypole” metalic.

 

 

For John Woodruff, MTI painted boat colors over his 1350 top and front covers for a truly custom touch to our standard colors.

 

 

Mike and Dave put the finishing dress on this outrageous 1100. This power is wearing Hulkin’ Green and Fire Orange! Yeow!

Hello Handsome! Part 1: How?

1350 on the dyno at Mercury Racing. With the air boxes and covers removed, one can view some of its inner beauty.

Two years ago, I received a call from Skip Braver, owner of Cigarette Racing. He had just received the first 1350 for his AMG Cigarette: “I don’t want your head to explode, but that is one, handsome engine. Just gorgeous!” Thanks, Skip. Flattering. But how did “handsome” happen?

AMG Cigarette: Form follows function. Beautifully. (Photo courtesy of Cigarette Racing)

Function. First, beauty is deep in the soul of Mercury Racing’s QC4v platform, as well as on the surface: it works as intended; it fulfills the needs and desires of its owners better than any engine offered before. In short, it functions as it should (and better than most customers expected). Function defined the structure.

Form. Second, form followed function. I’ve become somewhat infamous for a comment I made back in the 1980s: “Where is it written, that because it is strong, it must be ugly?” This was a discussion with my manufacturing guy at that time, the late Bill Hackbarth. Bill, a stubborn pragmatist, didn’t like the form of the Kiekhaefer sterndrive (now #6) because he couldn’t figure out how to hold the curvacious upper gear housing in a machining fixture. We changed the form, adding a big lug, so he could clamp it tight. When machining was done, we ground that part back off. Propulsion should look good, but… Form follows function. Read the rest of this entry »

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Go Digital: Drive by Wire!

This is my third in a series about the technology we’ve applied in our new 1350 hp engine.

The incredibly powerful PCM nestles among the air inlet bits and places all electrical connections in one, convenient location.

Computer. It all starts here: The embedded brain of Mercury Racing’s QC4v has ten times the power of our previous PC09 box. That computing power enables far more capability — not just fuel, spark and boost bypass maps — but fine waste gate modulation (learn more:  Big Fat Monster Torque) plus digital throttle, shift and start. Let’s look at DTS.

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First Production 1350s Shipped!

October 1, 2010 was another milestone in the young life of our all new 1350 sterndrives. The first pair of production 1350 engines are built and about to be shipped to Cigarette Racing. They will replace the pre-production 1350s featured in the Mercedes-Benz AMG inspired 46′ Rider XP.

The spectacular boat, unveiled at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show, has accumulated hundreds of hours of running time as part of Mercury Racing’s extensive engineering validation of the all-new quad cam four valve (QC4v) engines, Zero Effort Digital controls, heavy-duty hydraulic transmissions, surface piercing M8 sterndrives and Pro Finish CNC propellers. Read the rest of this entry »