What Ever Happened to RIVA Racing’s Camouflaged RXP-X 400 Turbo?

If you didn’t see what RIVA Racing unveiled at the official Sea-Doo dealer show last fall, you my friend, are been living under a rock. Shocking the hardcore horsepower crowd, the mad scientists at RIVA pulled the shroud off of an insane 400-horsepower, turbocharged Sea-Doo RXP-X.

The trick RXP-X came wrapped in a slick camouflaged livery but that was only the beginning.

While we couldn’t find the official list of go-fast goodies on this unit, we’re pretty sure the the turbo 400 is using the proven RIVA Racing Stage IV kit with a new modifications.

Enhancing the ski’s already-stellar handling are a set of adjustable Pro-Series Sponsons, RIVA’s billet fixed trim tabs, Pro-Series Steering System, Billet iControl Lever Set and iControl Handlebars, some pretty cool custom traction mats.

Tucked beneath the Jettrim custom seat cover (and sitting alongside the ski on display in the above image), we spotted a billet Wilson/RIVA intake manifold, blow off valve kitGEN-3 Power CoolerPro-Series Fuel Injector Kit, RIVA’s Pro-Series Water Box and exhaust tube kit, and what we can expect to be RIVA’s Athena iControl ECU.

Squeezing out an impressive 400-horsepower from a 1.5-liter three-cylinder Rotax is actually quite regularly accomplished, so we wonder if RIVA will start offering completely outfitted packages similar to this sick machine. RIVA’s no ingenue to turbo kits, as this package isn’t too far removed from the turbo RXP-X RIVA showcased at the 2012 IJSBA World Finals. Where is this particular ski? Was it bought up? Are there more of these on the water? We demand answers!

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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