New Mercury 2.5 EFI Drag Race Outboard

Master of the Quarter Mile

 

Fond du Lac, WI – Mercury Racing is pleased to introduce the all-new Mercury 2.5 EFI Drag race outboard. The engine was developed Outboard Drag Boat Association (ODBA) Modified Production class racing.

  The compact 2.5 Liter V-6 powerhead, cranking out over 300 propshaft horsepower, reinforces the legacy of Mercury Racing engineers’ ability to harness more horsepower from an outboard powerhead than anyone else. Powerhead enhancements include the use of o-ring sealed cylinder heads for improved heat transfer. This, along with an innovative external cylinder block cooling system, results in improved engine efficiency and durability.

  Similar to the 2.5 Liter Mercury Formula 1 race outboard used in the Union International Motonautique (UIM) Formula One World Championship Series, the new 2.5 EFI Drag race powerhead comes standard with a Brucato Stackable Velocity System (SVS) high performance intake system modified by Mercury Racing. The addition of twin balance tubes enhance the balance of air between cylinders, resulting with improved low speed throttle response for superior hole-shot and acceleration. A sliding throttle plate provides an unobstructive opening at wide open position, allowing an undisturbed airflow for maximum top-end speed.  Adjustable velocity stacks allow tuning of peak torque at a

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specific rpm, taking advantage of the expansion and compression waves that naturally occur in a two cycle engine. The unequal length of the velocity stacks enhances mid-range acceleration and top-end speed. The modified SVS system is complimented with a seven-petal intake system, fed by a digital Electronic Control Module and six individual fuel injectors, for quick starting and optimal engine performance throughout the 9000 rpm operating range.

  New hardened and beveled crankshaft seal rings, standard on all 2001 Mercury 2.5 EFI models, provide a better seal for improved durability. To draw more power out of the 153 CID cylinder block, engineers raised the cylinder exhaust porting profile. New single ring pistons feature a vertical piston ring stake pin. A special coating on the piston rings provides lubrication for cooler engine operating temperature. The use of vertical piston ring stake pins and coated rings enhances engine reliability.

  Machined connecting rods, featuring new high performance wrist pins, reduce engine weight. The machined rods, along with a lightweight aluminum flywheel, also extend crankshaft and upper crank bearing life. The new 2.5 EFI Drag race outboard features the lightweight Formula One race top cowl. The cowling features cooling louvers and quick release rubber latches. 

  Mercury 2.5 EFI Drag race outboards are available with the 15” (381 mm) short shaft center section. The short shaft center section lowers the engine’s center of gravity, improving boat handling and overall performance. A two-inch setback built into the heavy-duty swivel bracket assembly improves the running angle of the boat, requiring less trim. Solid engine mounts improve boat handling and overall performance. Models come standard with the 1.87:1 Sport Master gearcase.  

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The Sport Master, featuring a satin-finished aluminum housing, provides superior hydrodynamics enhanced by a race-proven torpedo shape and a three-slot, low-water pickup design. The design features less frontal area for reduced drag while providing increased water flow. The pickups are designed to reduce the ingestion of weeds and other debris. A built-in torque tab on the skeg that reduces steering torque, improving control and overall boat performance. The Sport Master gearcase is designed to operate at transom heights of 27” to 30” (685 mm to 762 mm).  

2.5 EFI Drag Key Features

·      O-ring sealed cylinder heads replace the traditional head-gasket heads, providing greater head stability, less cylinder distortion and improved engine cooling.

·        Brucato SVS Intake

·        Seven-petal dual-stage fiberglass reeds, fed by six individual fuel injectors, ensure

quick starting and optimal engine performance throughout the 9000 rpm operating range.

·        Solid engine mounts improve engine response and overall boat performance at higher speeds.

·        The short shaft center section lowers the engine’s center of gravity, improving boat handling and overall performance.

·        A two-inch setback built into the heavy-duty swivel bracket assembly improves the running angle of the boat, requiring less trim.

·        New lightweight cowling features cooling louvers and quick release rubber tie-downs

·        The Sport Master gearcase features a new heavy-duty propshaft for enhanced durability.

 

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2.5 EFI Drag Race Specifications:

Propshaft Rated Horsepower                             >300 (224 kW)

Peak Horsepower @ RPM                            9000

Cylinders                                                          V-6 (60º vee)

Displacement                                                    153 cu. in. (2507cc)

Bore                                                                 3.50” (88.9 mm)       

Stroke                                                              2.65” (67.3 mm)

Induction System                                     Electronic Fuel Injection

Ignition                                                 Capacitor Discharge

Alternator System                                     16 amp

(226 watt) w/Voltage Regulator

Gear Ratio                                                        1.87:1

Fuel/Oil Ratio                                                   32:1

Recommended Oil                                            Mercury Performance Blend 2-Cycle                                                                         Outboard

Required Fuel                                                   Race Fuel

Rotation                                                           Right Hand

Shaft Length                                                     15” (381 mm)                                                        

Weight                                                             375 lbs. (170 kg)

Warranty                                                          *

*These products are highly specialized and produced in limited quantities for sale,

 without warranty, to qualified powerboat racing professionals.