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.

The in-boat endurance testing with Cigarette revealed we can make 1350 horsepower without the packaging complexity of direct air induction, previously thought as a requirement.

Cigarette Racing is the first OEM boat builder to  be accredited through Mercury Racing’s Total Engine Application Management (T.E.A.M.) product integration program for installation of the 1350 engine package.

1350 #1 is bagged for cleanliness and protection.

Check back for progress updates on the Cigarette and MTI 1350 engine installations as well as future builds and installations.

Fond du Lac to Opa-Locka express. All aboard!
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2 thoughts on “First Production 1350s Shipped!”

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  2. The new 1350 is an amazing engine. Kudos to your entire team. Thank Fred K. for us, we appreciate him letting you use clean sheets of paper for your work……………………..ok maybe blank CAD files, paper is so old school!

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