The Mercedes-AMG GT R is a crazy car and now it has inspired a new boat that looks just as nuts.
Officially called the 2017 Cigarette Racing 50′ Marauder AMG, the two brands are also celebrating 10 years of collaboration with the new boat, which was unveiled at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. The extensive use of carbon fiber helped the boat shed more than 1,300 pounds. The deck, cockpit, and consoles were developed using advanced laminate analysis techniques and are also all constructed from carbon fiber with foam core. Further helping reduce weight is a carbon fiber engine hatch, which used vacuum infusion technology for its construction.
The luxurious boat is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1550/1350 Quad Cam 4 Valve (QC4v) engines and M8 stern drives, producing up to 3,100 horsepower. Two electronic key fobs allow the operator to switch engine power levels, with the Race key fob unlocking up to 1,550 hp and requiring race fuel. The Pleasure key fob is used for operating at 1,350 hp with 91-octane fuel.
Designing the paint and detailing was Gorden Wagener, chief design officer for Daimler AG. The distinctive Green Hell Magno paint was used for details on the boat, helping create a connection with the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The interior seat inserts were done by the AMG Performance Studio with a unique and striking geometric pattern. A special logo was also designed and is prominently displayed on the bow of the vessel celebrating Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary and the 10-year partnership with the Cigarette Racing team.
“Performance, perfection and passion are the values that unite Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. Based on these values, eight sensational special editions have been created during our successful ten years of collaboration, and the 2017 50’ Marauder AMG presented here is a particular highlight among these. The new Edition is thus a symbol for the ten-year partnership with Cigarette Racing as well as for Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary,” says Tobias Moers, chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
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