General Motors Corp.'s Powertrain division plans to promote its decades-long prominence in the marine market by sponsoring the American Power Boat Assn. (APBA) Offshore 2001 Racing Series. GM Powertrain's Vortec engines also will serve as the official tow-vehicle engine of APBA Offshore. GM has been making marinized versions of automotive engines for more than 40 years — and claims it currently supplies an astonishing 75% of the marine engines used worldwide. In a demonstration, GM adds a ...

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