Technical highlights include a new 74-degree V6 powerhead BRP is claiming produces 20 percent more torque, 15 percent better fuel economy and 75 percent lower emissions than the best outboards in this category, thanks to a redesigned combustion chamber and refinement of the E-TEC DFI system. The top model, the E-TEC G2 300 R.A.V.E., utilizes a two-position exhaust port that broadens the powerband. A new hydraulic helix (imagine a screw turned under hydraulic pressure) is integrated into the bracket and replaces the traditional hydraulic steering ram. An electric boost motor tucked within the bracket adds power steering to all Evinrude E-TEC G2 motors in 25- and 30-inch shaft lengths. The trim system also utilizes a hydraulic helix control, and the motor pivots on a tilt tube that's about 2.5 times larger in diameter than any previous design, and in conjunction with a new transom bracket is very rigid. And that's just a start of the story. Watch for a full report with performance numbers in the September issue of Boating Magazine.