Mercedes AMG teams up with Cigarette Racing to Create Carbon Fibre Speedboat
The special edition AMG inspired boat was unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show.
The high-performance boat is based on the Cigarette Racing Team’s 59-foot Tirranna and has been built in partnership with Mercedes-AMG engineers.
The boat’s construction has been focused on using lightweight materials, Its raked hardtop is made completely of carbon fibre, reducing the vertical centre of gravity for better handling, while carbon fibre also features throughout its superstructure, with carbon-capped stringers and a carbon-fibre transom. The hull and deck are vacuum infused using a composite laminate schedule with PVC coring. The instrument panel is a nano-coated solid surface that is anti-reflective and heat-resistant, which also features titanium fasteners.
Power comes from six 4.6-litre V8 Mercury Racing 450R engines, which combine to create 2,662bhp, resulting in a top speed of 80mph. It comes with a gyrostabiliser which decreases the boat’s roll by 80 per cent, which is particularly handy when stationary in choppy water. The boat also features both bow and stern thrusters, making docking very simple.
The gold AMG diamond pattern features prominently on the black metallic exterior of the boat while the cabin features handcrafted leather upholstery. Below deck, there’s a sofa with a cabinet concealing a fridge, extra storage and TV while a king-size bed with a large bathroom and shower is located further forward.
A matching Mercedes-AMG G 63 SUV was revealed alongside the boat, sporting the same black and gold livery and leather upholstery while the steering wheel is made from carbon fibre with dark Nappa leather to finish it off.