AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FEV, Inc., leading developers of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies announced that it will show an innovative outboard motor from Seven Marine at the SAE World Congress, April 24 – 26th at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. While typically associated with the transportation industry, FEV has long been involved in non-automotive powertrain development and Seven Marine's 557hp outboard motor represents its latest endeavor. FEV is supporting the development of the 557 outboard motor as Seven Marine continues with their production launch plans. Gary Rogers, president and CEO of FEV, Inc., made the announcement.
"Although we serve many markets and have expanded our business in vehicle and energy systems engineering, we retain a very strong position in powertrain development," said Rogers. "Regardless of the application or the size of the powerplant, our team is positioned to meet the challenges that each of these projects present. With increasing statutory scrutiny of the marine engine industry, applying our knowledge to that business sector is a logical extension of our well-recognized capabilities."
Seven Marine touts their outboard motor line as "The Most Powerful Outboards on the Planet." Seven Marine's 557hp outboard motor is based on the Cadillac CTS-V's lightweight, all-aluminum, fuel-injected, supercharged V8. The 557 horsepower outboard will deliver nearly 60% more power than any other outboard on the market. This allows boats to be rigged with fewer motors, decreasing weight and drag while increasing high-speed fuel economy and top speeds. The engine features closed-loop cooling, an ECU-controlled octane scaler, and dual 3.5" exhaust.
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle / powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The FEV Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 2,200 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV, Inc. employs approximately 350 personnel at FEV's North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.
SOURCE FEV, Inc.