For the affluent who have always wanted a matching boat and car, every year, there is a pair to look out for: the Mercedes-AMG x Cigarette Racing car and boat. This is year is no different.
Folks, what you see here is the 13th special edition boat from Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. For this year, the boat is a Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series special edition boat while the land-based equivalent is the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
While the boat is based on the boat maker’s 41’ Nighthawk, what it received is more than mere cosmetic touches.
The boat, draped in an eye-catching Magmabeam orange and black exterior influenced by the AMG GT Black Series, is powered by five racing-grade 4.6L V8 Mercury Racing 450R. Five!
Each engine produces 450 peak propshaft horsepower, bringing the total horsepower to a whopping 2,250 HP and affording this sleek speedboat a top speed of 90 MPH (145 km/h or 78 knot).
The boat further boats a unique twin-step hull design, low center of gravity, carbon fiber deck, all carbon fiber hardtop design, composite materials, three Garmin 8617 multi-functional displays, Cigarette Cool upholstery, individually painted AMG logos and of course, “exceptional luxury amenities.”
The Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series Boat is able to accommodate up to 10 people with two row of seats, plus an L-shaped lounge at the rear and U-shaped seating at the bow.
Meanwhile, the land based “twin”, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series , is powered by the most powerful AMG V8 production engine, handcrafted to produce 730 HP and featuring designs derived from the current AMG GT3 race car. As far as performance goes, the car makes 0-60 (0-97 km/h) in 3.1 seconds and tops out at 202 MPH (325 km/h).
All images courtesy of Daimler AG.