In my humble opinion.......I feel that most of us that have built a ecotec boat are not so much concerned with top speed as we are with a economical boat that also can burn up the dry all day long. Top speed will also vary with hull, and prop combo. If I were to put my motor on a step hull with slick bottom and a 6 blade sabre it would probably do 80 plus mph. ( honestly probably faster but being conservative so as to not get my head chopped off here :lol: ). As for price....again depends what u want. My motor cost me 2500.00 brand new with computer wiring harness and all. Now it does take about another 4 grand to rewire and customize your intercooler, exhaust, harness, etc, but now that all that is done.....if I were to blow the motor up completely I can replace it with a brand new zero hour motor for 2200.00 plus labor for the swap. Try doing that on ANY other motor for airboating.