Released in Jimboats Newsletter Highlights
Mercury Racing is working the next generation of OptiMax 200XS SST (Super Sport Tunnel) and OptiMax 200XS ROS (Race Offshore) outboards. Both models feature the Gen 2 - 2.5 Liter OptiMax powerhead. The new race models feature a powerhead which combines components from the Mercury Racing OptiMax 2.5XS outboard and the current Mercury Racing engineered OptiMax 175 Pro XS.
Production will be based on confirmed orders and the engines will be built one time per year in advance of the following season. Both models will be sold direct to known, qualified race teams or through Mercury Racing dealers or OEM boat builders.
I'd guess around 20k if the 2.5 280 ROS is 25k