Ilmor is a British independent high-performance auto racing engineering company. It was founded by Mario Illien and Paul Morgan in November 1983. With manufacturing based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, and maintenance offices in Plymouth, Michigan, the company supplies engines and consultancy to the IndyCar Series and MotoGP.
After originally developing IndyCar engines, the company built a partnership with Mercedes-Benz to power F1 cars for both the Sauber and McLaren teams. After the death of Paul Morgan in a vintage aeroplane crash in 2001, Mercedes increased its stake until it owned the entire company, and renamed it Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. In 2005, Mario Illien concluded a deal to purchase the Special Projects part of the company in partnership with Roger Penske, which worked in partnership with Honda Performance Development for IndyCar engines between 2003–2011. This new company, which is independent of Mercedes, is once again known as Ilmor Engineering Ltd. They developed the Ilmor X3 for the 2007 MotoGP World Motorcycle Championship, entering one race before withdrawing and effectively shutting down the race team, due to funding problems.
Racing remains the core part of the business today and Ilmor acts as a consultant for motorsport clients from all forms of racing. However, the business is now using its racing expertise to diversify into other areas such as OEM automotive, defence, marine and energy efficient engine applications.
Ilmor MV8 570 High Perfomance Marine Engine
Ilmor's naturally aspirated, high performance 570 HP engine is handbuilt in our race engine shop and is based around GM's Performance Parts modern LS architecture cylinder block. All of the internal components are Ilmor-designed and are manufactured using higher strength materials, such as forged steel and forged aluminum, for long-term durability. The MV8 570 also utilizes sophisticated engine technologies, like variable valve timing, for overall enhanced performance, providing increased lower end torque and high RPM horsepower. The result is a fuel-efficient, compact, and lightweight engine, in a beautifully dressed package.
Maximum Power 570 HP @ 6000 RPM (419 kW @ 6000 RPM)
Peak Torque 564 ft-lbs @ 4400 RPM (765 Nm @ 4400 RPM)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5500-6000 RPM, 6100 RPM Limit
Engine Capacity 454 Cubic Inches (7.4 Liters)
Bore and Stroke 4.185"/4.125"
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Engine Configuration 90° V-8
Block and Head Materials Cast Iron Block; Aluminum Heads
Crank and Connecting Rods Forged Steel
Pistons Forged Alloy
Alternator 95 Amps
Engine Controller 4th Gen. E-Ctontrols
Emissions Standard California ARB 3-Star Ultra Low Emissions, EPA and EU RCD (CE) Certified
Fuel Type Unleaded 87-93 Octane
Stern Drive Teague Platinum / IMCO SCX/SC
Engine Weight (with fluids) 830 lbs (376 kg)
Intake Manifolds Cast Aluminum
Engine Color Ilmor Red
Engine Mount Plug-in bellhousing, Cast Feet Set-up, Other Standard Mounts Available.