Billed as "the outdrive engineered to outperform," the XPower Drive had tongues wagging at the Los Angeles Boat Show in early February with its promise of harnassing up to 1,535 hp without failure.
CEO Bill Auberlen, famous for racing cars in the Grand-Am GT Series, American Le Mans Series and other circuits, began designing and developing the drive several years ago, working extensively on research and development. The XPower is intended as a direct replacement for stock Bravo outdirves, and features an X-dimension adjustable up to 5 inches. (It can be the same length as the stock drive or up to 5 inches shorter.) According to Auberlen, the drive has been tested to as many as 1,535 hp and 1,296 foot/pounds of torque with no failures.
The drive was designed, engineered and built with the same technologies and materials used in Formula One race cars. In designing the unit, Auberland employed an integrated oil filtration system and heat exchanger for compact packaging and exceptional cooling. It boasts a complete self-contained three-stage dry-sump system engineered to run with precise oil volume and pressure. The lower unit and skeg assembly was modeled with computational fluid dynamics for optimum hydrodynamic efficiency and minimum drag (up to 37 percent less drag than the competition, according to Auberlen. - Highlights from the Performanceboats.com news section by Brett Bayne.
Other highlights of the XPower Drive:
* A carbon-fiber removable cavitation plate, which can be replaced with an optional integrated aeration tube.
* Integrated oil heat exchanger for incredible cooling.
* A complete dry-sump system, all self-contained. The three-stage system runs precise pressures and volumes.
* A design that incorporates aircraft-certified hybrid proprietary metals.
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