View Full Version : LT-1 vs. LT-R

03-20-2008, 07:35 PM
We're currently looking to buy a used direct-drive, with the 205 being one model we're considering.

I'm being told that one we're looking at is a 1999 205 Sammy Duvall with an LT-1 engine. Looking online, it seems as though in 1999 MC switched to the LT-R engine, however.

What are the differences between these engines, and does anyone have any recommendations on them?

I've read that the '99 had a weird interior also... is that just because of the different look of the vinyl, or are there other layout-type issues?

03-20-2008, 08:17 PM
I think the LT-R has 330 hp vs the lt1 310 hp. I think it also has Northstar ignition. Thats the only info I could find in a hurry.

03-20-2008, 08:18 PM
Sweet set of questions!! Hold tight answers are coming!

03-20-2008, 08:31 PM
My 98 PS190 has an LT-1 rated at a conservative 328HP. I can say she flat out gets with the program! Great hole shot! It's an anniversary model and I have heard rumors they were tuned a little differently though...

east tx skier
03-20-2008, 08:48 PM
I think the standard LT1 of that era was around 330 hp with the 98 Anniversary boats having a different cam or something and giving it 350 hp.

That's all give or take 20 hp.

99 was a bizarre interior selection IMO. No vinyl on the motorbox and a return to the ski locker in the floor a/k/a the live bait well. Still the same hull though.