Mercedes-Benz partners with Cigarette Racing to create SLS AMG-inspired racing boat
Mercedes-Benz has formally announced a partnership with Cigarette Racing boat with their first collaboration being a sexy 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG-inspired racing boat. Powered by twin staggered engines with a maximum horsepower still to be determined, the 42-foot plus boat is nonetheless expected to carry a top speed of over 120mph.
Despite saying the boat take elements from the SLS AMG, judging from the initial sketch of the boat, we’re trying to find a concrete enough semblance to the new Mercedes supercar.
But according to Cigarette – nice name for a boat company, b-t-dub – the new off-shore racer will carry with a myriad of design and development innovations that was made possible by the company’s new BFF, Mercedes.
While we wait for the finished product to drop down in the water, we’re going to reserve our judgments on the new boat, so in the mean time, do check out the press release after the jump for more information on Cigarette’s new racing boat, which is expected to make its debut at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show in February.
MERCEDES AMG AND CIGARETTE RACING JOIN FORCES
New Cigarette Racing Boat Inspired by AMG – Set to Launch at 2010 Miami Boat Show
MONTVALE – Two legendary performance brands — Mercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing — have joined forces to create a custom Cigarette Racing boat that will be unveiled with its inspiration, the SLS AMG, on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the Miami International Boat Show. Both the Cigarette Boat and SLS AMG will be on display until Monday, February 15, 2010 at the boat show.
While each brand’s playground is as different as asphalt and water, both AMG and Cigarette use their racing expertise to develop high performance machines for passionate enthusiasts. Taking direct inspiration from the all-new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super sports car, the new Cigarette AMG offshore racer will feature more than 100 innovations included in the design, development and rigging of the boat.
The lightweight design – To maximize performance, safety and efficiency, innovative building techniques were employed to ensure the hull is as strong and light as possible.
Innovative Hull design - Cigarette Racing has incorporated lessons learned from its 170+ MPH race boat into the hull design to offer a fast and smooth ride in the most demanding conditions.
Technology Advancements – Revolutionary technology will be on display in the Inspired by AMG Cigarette Boat. From the boats paint to its electronics to its power plants, every component of this boat has been chosen specifically to enhance the driving experience.
Efficiency - With a lightweight design and special attention being paid to aerodynamics and power plants, this boat will be the most efficient ever produced in its class
Length - More than 42’
Top speed - 120+ MPH
Power - Twin Staggered Engines HP-TBA
About Cigarette Racing
Since 1969, Cigarette Racing Team has left an everlasting mark on the worldwide luxury powerboating industry. Its logo and iconic shapes are recognized throughout the world as the definition of custom high performance powerboating. The brand is renowned for its custom approach to building high performance luxury powerboats in which every customer’s personal touch can be seen. Cigarette’s long history and dedication to quality are on display all around the world being driven by presidents and enthusiasts alike. From 38’ to 50’ Cigarette Racing defines the industry of High Performance powerboating.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the sales, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than 40 years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.maybachusa.com.