On the engine side, Ilmor Marine (www.ilmormarine.com) unveiled its new One Drive propulsion package in a Formula 350 FX CBR. The highlight of the system is that it shifts with an electro-magnetically actuated hydraulic clutch transmission, which is much smoother than traditional cone-clutch-equipped drives. It engages gears at two shifts per second.
The drive is built with precision-forged gears and is hard-anodized to improve corrosion resistance. For improved performance, the transom has a larger exhaust port that reduces back pressure. The drive can be paired with Ilmor Marine’s 430 hp MV8 6.2L OPS and 382 hp MV8 6.0L OPS power plants for single- and twin-engine applications.