COX Powertrain's 300hp Diesel Outboard
28th September 2016
Cox Powertrain will preview its professional outboard motor, the CXO300, at the Workboat Show in New Orleans later this year.
Britain's Cox brought together engineers from Formula 1 racing and automotive engine design to develop this new concept diesel engine, providing gasoline outboard performance, with diesel economy and reliability.
Cox will display a full-sized model of the CXO300, which is a revolutionary opposed-piston, diesel outboard designed specifically for professional marine users. Delivering 300hp and weighing only 300kg, it is designed for commercial, government and military applications, where performance, durability, and fuel efficiency are paramount.
"The development of the CXO300 is now entering the final stages of a five-year development program so we are excited at the prospect of introducing this game-changing technology to the market ahead of its launch," said Tim Routsis, CEO, Cox Powertrain. "We have brought together some of the UK's foremost experts in engine design to turn this concept into a reality. Owners can be confident that this new diesel outboard is ready for the tough and demanding environment in which it will operate."
Cox is a British company based in West Sussex, dedicated to answering the demands of commercial, government, and military marine operators, for a reliable and powerful diesel outboard. With petrol now not permitted on board military ships, in addition to many commercial vessels and superyachts, the development of a viable diesel outboard for RIBs and tenders, offering the comparable power and weight of a gasoline engine, has been an important factor in the rapid expansion of Cox Powertrain.
Source: Maritime Global News
Author: Greg Trauthwein
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