: Cadillac News: Video: Seven Marine uses Cadillac CTS-V engines in outboard motors



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03-12-11, 10:00 AM
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In case anyone was accusing supercharged, the 556-horsepower LSA V8 that powers the Cadillac CTS-V (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cts-v) of lacking versatility, refer to this video and stand corrected. Custom boatbuilder Seven Marine has taken the enormously powerful engines and adapted them to a marine outboard application.

According to Seven Marine, its 557 is the most powerful outboard ever made. The grunt is channeled to the water through an electronically-controlled ZF transmission. The Seven Marine 557 is also the first outboard ever to be joystick-controlled.

According to Seven, it can be hung as a single-engine setup on a 25 to 27-foot boat, or in a double, triple or quad setup on boats ranging up to 55 feet. Seven Marine claims the engine should be good for a 10-20 percent efficiency and performance increase over standard onboard engines because it requires fewer gear sets to operate, which means less drag. You can check the CTS-V-powered marine setup in the video after the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/12/video-seven-marine-uses-supercharged-cadillac-cts-v-engines-in/).

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