Mercury Racing 360 APX
The new for competition
The new competition outboard motor Mercury Racing 360 APX is a powerful four-stroke V8 designed specifically for the Formula 1 boats of the UIM F1H2O World Championship, it is the first model of the new series of Apex outboards.
“The 360 APX will usher in a new era of performance for this class of premier boat racing,” said Stuart Halley, CEO of Mercury Racing. “This engine with a four-stroke engine block is durable and low-emission with incredible performance, and will also require much less maintenance than the two-stroke outboard currently used in the F1H2O World Championship.”
The competition of F1 teams that compete in tunnel-effect hull catamarans, turn the buoys at more than 145 km / h and exceed 225 km / h on straights.
This engine significantly reduces exhaust emissions while providing speed and excitement.
The 360 APX has been built from the Mercury Racing 300R although the intake system, mid-section and calibration are new, as well as the transmission gear ratio, to achieve 9600 RPM on the propeller shaft, in addition of a digital government system
The 360 APX uses an evolved version of the Mercury Racing transmission, the Super Speed Master (IV SSM). It is designed to allow multiple gear ratios.
The upper case and transmission covers are made of a lightweight carbon fiber composite.