How has an engine this powerful been kept a secret this long!

Bugatti's worst nightmare

 May 16th 2016 at 6:43am

Mercury Marine (Who in the world is Mecury Marine) launched their concept in 2014, a dual overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, LS. Yup thats wasn't a typo. Dual overhead cams, in an LS. The Quad Cam setup allows the engine to breathe significantly better, resulting in more horsepower. Which is all any man is looking for! The company started with an LS7. They then increased it's displacement to a mammoth 9 liters. 

With new heads and 2 turbos this thing is cranking out some serious horsepower. 1,650 to be exact. Did someone say Bugatti killer, because with those number I see an actual contender. We are coming in at just a tad over 206 horsepower per cylinder. That’s 1000 full horsepower than a brand new Corvette Z06. This beast can go in practically anything you can think of: a boat, a car, an awesome motorcycle?. It will be interesting to see who does what with this thing!

DISPLACEMENT (LITER/CU IN): 9.0/552
BORE (MM/IN): 116/4.567
STROKE (MM/IN): 107/4.213
COMPRESSION RATIO: 7.8:1
CYLINDER ARRANGEMENT: V-8
ALTERNATOR (AMP/WATT): 105/1481
CONTROLLER: PCM
FUEL SYSTEM: Sequential Fuel Injection
LENGTH (MM/IN): 785/30.90 (From Back of Block to Front of Engine – Crank Pulley)
WIDTH (MM/IN): 822/32.35 (Across Timing Drive Cover) WEIGHT (LBS/KG): 699/317

What beast of an engine!