In conjunction with the unveiling of its QC4v concept automotive crate engine at the 50th annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last week in Las Vegas, Mercury Racing has released a new promotional video called, “Mercury Racing: Fast. Present. Future.” Backed only with a soundtrack, the minute-and-a-half video chronicles the company’s history of involvement in the automotive racing and high-performance powerboat worlds. (Click here to watch the video.)
Prominently featured in the video is a Dave’s Custom Boats M41 catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines, the Miss GEICO offshore raceboat powered by a pair of 1650s and the super car unveiled at the SEMA show (read the story), which was outfitted with the 1,650-hp crate version of the engine.
The crate engine project earned Mercury Racing SEMA’s 2013 Global Media Award (read the story). The automobile-targeted powerplant is based off the same platform as the Fond du Lac, Wis., company’s 1,100-, 1,350- and 1,650-hp turbocharged high-performance marine engines.