T.E.C. Ambassador: Lars Strom, Evinrude Racing Legend
After returning back home from a fun weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with BRP and Evinrude, I can say being an Ambassador for Evinrude is a great honor.
Here is a short review of the weekend when BRP launched to the world, the new Evinrude E-TEC G2. BRP’s management team asked for a new, aggressive design that would visibly be distinguished an Evinrude outboard from even a long distance. The engineering department went back in the Evinrude history books and looked at the successful racing rotary.
You can see many similarities here:
Well..I remember the rotary racing engine from Paris 6 hours. The racing boat #03 above is from Paris 1974. I was part of that race. (See a blog post about my racing years: http://svera.se/blogg/round-two-to-the-rotaries-first-major-win-for-omc-at-galveston-classic-1973/)
The Evinrude E-TEC G2 is extremely powerful. A completely new cylinder block with a way better exhaust. I did see the new block in the factory and with EPA standard approval through 2020, this is the cleanest outboard on the market. A very easy and quick installation is now possible. The power steering is built in the midsection. This newly designed engine comes with a new gear case and so much more.
(Evinrude E-TEC G2 rigged to a Ranger Boat at 2014 Club BRP Evinrude)
(Triple 300 HP of Evinrude E-TEC G2s = 900 HP of Evinrude Power)
And finally, here is a picture from the Evinrude Outboard headquarters in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. I am one of the very few people that has raced the Evinrude F1-V8 engine in 1983, 1984, and 1985. This bronze statue is the 1985 model with a 6 inch midsection and fuel injection. Still the only UIM F1 2 stroke V8 racing outboard every built!