After many years of testing multiple engine combinations, the clear winner was the reliable Honda V6 V-Tec.
It has a proven ten year track record with its 250 HP outboard motor lasting over 5000 hours between rebuilds in some of the harshest environments in the world. The same motor has proven it's excellence in the Honda and Acura SUV's exceeding 200,000 miles between overhauls. Its power to weight ratio along with its torque curve combined with its incredible fuel efficiency make it the perfect combination for the Panther.
We do not support any other engine combination.
The World-renowned Honda quality combines proven reliability and superior fuel efficiency. The powerful V6 V-Tec engine is compact 24 valve SOHC design, without the bulk and weight of long intake runners and multi-camshafts. The narrow V6 design offers top performance and durability as well as great fuel economy. Honda’s Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®) system provides power where and when you need it. VTEC gives you a broader, flatter torque curve and smooth power delivery throughout the engine’s operating range. The result is a superior combination of power, torque and fuel economy. V-TEC is the modern replacement for displacement.