Motor has twin, counter rotating props…so that should take care of torque…Regarding price, I think most folks that buy motors at $77K don’t worry much about cost. I do see this motor as revolutionary and wish I had the means to consider having one….
The people who own these things are in a different snack bracket.------No need to worry about a few coins for these motors.-------If one fails just add / replace it and move on.-----Perhaps adapted what they already had from their stern drive design----ZUES----drive comes to mind.
Four of these monsters will replace 5 or 6 of the 350 / 450 HP motors.------One of the features ( not cheap ) on these motors is the " fly by wire " of throttle / shifting / steering systems.----Clean installations.------Not cheap but so convenient for the folks in these snack brackets !!-------Fact------Buying boats is the quickest way for the rich to distribute their wealth to the poor !!!!