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February 17, 2017

MIAMI 2017: NMMA hands out Innovation, Freedman, CSI awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International today honored the winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, which were presented during the Innovation Breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year's program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories The judges selected 19 winners and two honorable mentions in 16 categories, for a total of 21 honorees.

February 17, 2017

Ilmor Marine Wins 2017 NMMA Innovation Award for GDI Engine Series

Ilmor is honored and proud to announce it has received the prestigious NMMA Innovation Award for its marine V8 GDI Engine Series.

February 17, 2017

Ilmor Marine Wins 2017 NMMA Customer Satisfaction Award for Inboard Engines

Affirming its longstanding commitment to a superior customer experience, Ilmor Marine received the marine industry’s highest honor in customer satisfaction.  The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) awarded Ilmor with the 2017...

February 17, 2017

NMMA Recognizes 52 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

CHICAGO—February 17, 2017—The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced 52 recipients of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were...

February 16, 2017

Ilmor Marine introduces MV8 7.4L OPS recreational sterndrive engine

Ilmor Marine previewed its new MV8 7.4L OPS recreational sterndrive engine at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. Paired with the company's One Drive sterndrive system, Ilmor has created a 480-plus HP powertrain solution for the recreational bowrider and cruiser markets, available in single and twin drive configurations later this spring.

January 19, 2017

Ilmor 396 engine dominates ARCA

Building off the tremendous success of the revolutionary ARCA Ilmor 396 engine's first season in 2015, Ilmor-powered drivers dominated the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards again in 2016, winning the season championship and more races, poles, top 5s, and top 10s than all other drivers combined.

January 17, 2017

The hidden valley: Ilmor takes the motorsport powertrain lead

In deepest Northamptonshire, one of motorsport's greatest names is blending traditional engineering knowhow with state of the art simulation techniques, Chris Pickering discovers

January 11, 2017

Making haste – inside Ilmor Engineering

Investment in cutting-edge design and manufacturing technology is helping powertrain legend Ilmor cement the UK's position in world motorsport. Chris Pickering reports.

September 18, 2016

INDYCAR: Chevy celebrates championship win

Chevrolet has paid tribute to its teams and drivers after claiming its fifth consecutive IndyCar Manufacturers' title.

July 5, 2016

MasterCraft Unveils New Innovations, Bow-to-Stern Upgrades on 2017 Models

Revolutionary Dockstar Handling System, Gen V Engines and ZFT7 Power Tower Headline New Features on 2017 Lineup

May 25, 2016

Ilmor One Drive

Ilmor's first production sterndrive offers silent shifting and solid performance.

May 16, 2016

Ilmor Engineering Captures 300th Indy Car Victory in Indianapolis

 World-renowned race engine company, Ilmor Engineering, has won its 300th Indy Car race this weekend at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the second company ever to achieve such an accomplishment in the history of Indy Car racing. ...

April 13, 2016

ARCA Ilmor 396 year two; historic first year. What will year two look like?

Year one for the ARCA Ilmor 396 was a success story like none other. 2015 saw the first-year engine win 15 pole positions, and 20 races, with relatively few mechanical problems. As the season progressed, more and more teams purchased the power plant, and with it winning results.

April 6, 2016

Formula 350 FX CBR: Ilmor-Powered for Speed & Efficiency

It is not surprising that people wanting a high-performance boat like the Formula 350 FX CBR would also want her powered by engines with a racing pedigree, and we can’t think of a better name to be associated with than Roger Penske. Ilmor engines have 19 Indy 500 wins to their credit, most of them in Penske cars. Ilmor pulled out all the stops and painted the valve covers the same metallic blue that we see above, creating absolutely the coolest-looking engine room we’ve seen in class. Equally as important, the boat was propelled by the new Ilmor One Drives which raise sterndrive propulsion systems to a new level. All-and-all, it was quite a test.

August 11, 2015

Ilmor Marine, LLC Celebrates Production of its 10,000th Marine V8 Engine

Ilmor Marine, LLC Celebrates Production of its 10,000th Marine V8 Engine MOORESVILLE, NC – August 11, 2015 – Ilmor Marine, LLC marked the production of its 10,000th marine V8 engine, a MV8 6.0L, with a celebration at its Mooresville, NC...

April 2, 2014

Fine Friend: Formula 382 FasTech Profile

Article begins on page 56:  By all measures, the 382 Fas3Tech, a contemporary classic from Formula Boats, stands the test of time.

April 2, 2013

MasterCraft Boat Company and Ilmor Marine Announce 3-Year Extension Of Exclusive Agreement

Vonore, TN -- MasterCraft Boat Company, the world's leading luxury performance inboard boat manufacturer, and Ilmor Marine, a global leader in high performance powertrain engineering, have recently announced they will extend their exclusive partnership...

March 21, 2013

What a Package!

February 14, 2013

Ilmor High-Performance Marine Unveils the MV8-570 Marine Engine at the 2013 Miami Boat Show

MIAMI, FL (February 14, 2013) – On its tenth anniversary in the marine industry, Ilmor High Performance Marine unveils its latest power plant, the MV8-570 high performance marine engine, at the 2013 Miami Boat Show. The new engine is featured in...

February 14, 2013

Ilmor Marine Engines Become Standard in Hacker-Craft Boat Models

MIAMI, FL (February 14, 2013) – Ilmor Marine is now the standard engine option on all Hacker-Craft boats beginning in 2013. The Hacker Boat Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of classic mahogany motorboats. Each Hacker-Craft is hand...

January 1, 2013

The New Ilmor MV8-570

September 15, 2011

MasterCraft and Ilmor Marine Unveil All-New High Performance 7.4L

Vonore,TN – On the heels of the 2012 X-Starlaunch, MasterCraft and Ilmor jointly announce the official release of IlmorMarine’s latest power plant, the MV8 7.4L. Aftersuccessfully launching the Ilmor Marine MV8 line in 2010,...

June 9, 2011

Ilmor Marine, LLC MV8 6.0L Engine Compliant with BSO Stage II Emissions Regulations

Ilmor Marine, LLC has announced that the Ilmor MV8 6.0L marine engine has been approved by the Lake Constance District Authority as compliant with BSO Stage II regulations and emissions standards, effective 19 May, 2011.

May 26, 2011

Ilmor Marine, LLC Celebrates Production of its 1,000th Marine V8 Engine

Ilmor Marine, LLC marked the production of its 1,000th marine V8 engine - a MV8 6.2L - with a celebration at its Mooresville, NC headquarters.

November 12, 2010

Chevrolet revs up new engine for 2012 car

The new, purpose-built Chevy twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 racing engine will be developed jointly by GM and Ilmor Engineering of Michigan.

November 12, 2010

Chevrolet to Compete in 2012 IndyCar Series with New V-6 Engine

Chevrolet will compete in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series with a new twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 racing engine powered by renewable E85 ethanol fuel. The new purpose-built Chevy IndyCar engine will be developed jointly by General Motors and Ilmor Engineering.

November 1, 2010

MasterCraft Boat Company Announces Exclusive Agreement with Ilmor Marine

MasterCraft Boat Company, the world's leading luxury performance inboard boat manufacturer, has announced it is partnering exclusively with Ilmor Marine engines for its power train needs beginning with the 2012 model year.

October 26, 2010

AWSA Approves 6 Towboats For 2011

Towboats approved for AWSA competitions in 2011 are: Centurion Carbon Pro, Malibu Response LXi, MasterCraft ProStar 190, MasterCraft ProStar 197, Ski Nautique 200 and Sport Nautique 200 (v-drive).

July 23, 2010

Production begins at new Marine Engine Manufacturing facility

The 50,000 square foot marine engine assembly and test facility, under construction since 2008, is capable of assembling up to 15,000 engines per year. The first engines off the production line today are already on their way to the OEM customer – MasterCraft Boat Company.

September 1, 2009

Ilmor claims its third successive P1 championship!

Congratulations to #43 "The Ukrainian Spirit" Ilmor-powered Seagull Chaudron team for their win at the Powerboat P1 World Championships in Syracuse, Sicily.

February 12, 2009

Ilmor High-Performance Marine Introduces "INDY®" Stern Drive

System Designed for the New Generation of Ilmor MV-10 Engines

October 21, 2008

Fountain Worldwide #99 and Ilmor Marine Win Second Consecutive World Title

The #99 Fountain Worldwide team, using twin Ilmor High-Performance Marine MV-10 engines based upon the production Dodge Viper SRT engine, secured a second consecutive Powerboat P1 Evolution Class World Championship last weekend at the Portuguese Grand Prix of the Sea in Portimao, Portugal.