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What makes Mercury Racing's new V8 500R outboard so special?

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Mercury Racing has introduced the powerful and technologically advanced V8 500R outboard engine for high-performance luxury sport boats.

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Producing 500 supercharged horsepower, the Mercury Racing V8 500R introduces a host of new components in the powerhead, cooling system, midsection, gearcase and steering system, each engineered to harness the raw power produced by this engine and to meet the challenging demands of Wide Open performance boating.

Power to weight ratio

The new 500R outboard by comparison starts at 326kg, and is fitted with a 4.6 litre V8 engine, boosted by a Mercury Racing supercharger. Connecting rods, rod bearings and pistons are strengthened to handle increased combustion pressure and a higher 6,600rpm redline.

It’s a set-up designed for high-performance applications where the power-to-weight ratio is critical.

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Humidity compensation technology

For the first time in any marine engine, a new sensor measures the humidity level of the intake airflow to maintain the most aggressive calibration and optimize performance under virtually all conditions.

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The 500R outboard is available in four lengths – 20”, 25”, 30” and 35”. The 26in centre-to-centre mounting distance on multi-engine transoms “enables easy installations on new boats and repower applications.

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Top cowl service door

Pop open the industry-exclusive Top Cowl Service Door for easy access to the oil dipstick and fill without removing the cowl.,,


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