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Woah, this is a V8-engined jet ski

The plan to V8ify just about everything on the planet continues apace

Published: 19 Aug 2021
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This is the Strand Craft V8 Daytona GT, and yes, the name gives the game away slightly, at least for boating enthusiasts. For the rest of us, this is a V8-engined jet ski. You may need a moment to process the concept.

The engine itself is a supercharged 6.2-litre unit – likely sourced from GM given that Strand Craft is a US-based company founded by Norwegian boat builder Kurt Strand. There’s no power figure given just yet, but we do know that the Daytona will be on the large side for a jet ski. Think over 5m long, 1.5m wide and weighing 567kg.

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There’s a massive 15-inch LED touchscreen just behind the handlebars too, plus a ‘premium sound system’ and a cool box under the seat. There’s the option of much carbon fibre, or you can have a teak wood deck and wood inlays. Heck, you can even get an optional underwater camera and a shock absorbing seat. 

Must sound rather special too. We can’t wait to have a go.

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