Handcrafted by Mercury Racing for the high-performance disciple craving unrelenting power, the Mercury Racing 450R makes the paramount performance statement. Boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger, the 4.6-liter V-8 FourStroke powerhead delivers 450 peak horsepower - 40 percent more torque than the powerful 400R while staying 300 pounds lighter than the nearest competitor. Run wide open, without compromise.
The 450R is infused with Mercury Racing DNA. With generous displacement, supercharged induction, and Mercury Racing’s Quad Cam Four Valve (QC4) technology, the V8 FourStroke 450R cranks out the highest level of outboard power ever offered by Mercury Racing.
A 2.4-liter belt-driven, twin-screw supercharger delivers zero-lag pressure charging for instant throttle response. The water-cooled supercharger and twin charge-air coolers increase intake air density for higher torque. An electronic boost bypass valve automatically responds to changing conditions.
The 450R was engineered for life at wide-open throttle. The rugged Advanced MidSection (AMS) features heavy-duty guide plates and stiffened engine mounts to stabilize the outboard for enhanced high-speed handling. AMS isolates the powerhead from the transom to ensure run quality is smooth and quiet at all speeds.
The surface piercing Sport Master gearcase delivers race-proven performance for boats capable of speeds exceeding 85 mph, with low water pick-ups and a crescent leading edge to maximize efficiency and speed. The available cambered skeg counters prop torque for improved control in single-engine installations. The 450R is also available with the 5.44 HD gearcase designed for submerged applications.
Make a statement with dynamic power for slingshot acceleration. Designed, tested, and assembled in Wisconsin by the performance experts at Mercury Racing, the supercharged 450R delivers exhilarating performance across the entire RPM range.
Performance without compromise. Power steering. 115 amp charging. High-performance camshaft. Race-spec Iconel exhaust valves. High-capacity oil and engine cooling. Supercharged through twin charge-air coolers. The 450R is armed with battle-tested technology.
This is smart performance. Zero Effort Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS) can throttle up to six outboards with a single lever. Mercury Transient Spark Technology applies pre-programmed timing advance to optimize torque output. Adaptive Speed Control automatically holds engine rpm regardless of load or condition changes. An available Mercury VesselView offers more systems information than with any other display system in the boating industry.
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