A sample of future marine engines
Reviewed Sep 2016
RIP big-displacement naturally-aspirated four-stroke outboard motors – Mercury Marine has proven with its L6 Verado engine that supercharging is the way to go. And with 140,000 of these sold in the first 10 years of production, boaters sure agree.
For oldies like me, weaned on lazy naturally-aspirated outboards, the concept of a small-displacement, high-revving supercharged engine is alien. But the more I test Verados, the more I realise Mercury has nailed it...