The industry is screaming for new technology in the sterndrive world. We have watched the outboard industry accelerate at the speed of light as we have been forced to endure old cast iron 40 year old engine technology and watch the industry suffer for it.

But Lexus is looking at using the amazing technology from their five-liter V8 gasoline engines derived from the 2UR-GSE used in the Lexus RC F coupe.

No matter how you look at it, the sterndrive recreational industry continues to suffer from the lack of the ability to scale up in big numbers. While we’ve seen advancements in the big, twin turbo, at the end of the day every boater has had to change boating style to stay up to date with modern technology.

Although merely a concept, the thought of more brands looking to again bring what this entire industry was built on is very exciting to us.