January 6, 2010

Project: Cigarette 42 AMG

Two legendary performance brands, Mercedes and Cigarette Racing Team have joined forces to create a custom boat that will be unveiled, along with its inspiration, the SLS AMG, during the Miami International Boat Show. While each brand's playground is as different as asphalt and water, both AMG and Cigarette use their racing expertise and heritage to develop high performance machines for passionate enthusiasts. Taking direct inspiration from the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super sports car, the new Cigarette AMG offshore powerboat will feature more than hundred innovations included in the design, development and rigging of the boat. To maximize performance, safety and efficiency, innovative building techniques were employed to ensure the hull is as strong and light as possible. Cigarette Racing has also incorporated lessons learned from its Mercury Racing powered 170+ MPH speed record boat into the hull design to offer a fast and smooth ride in the most demanding conditions. Revolutionary technology will be on display in the AMG inspired 42 foot Cigarette powerboat. From the paint to its electronics to its power plants, every component of this boat has been chosen specifically to enhance the power boating experience. With a lightweight design and special attention being paid to aerodynamics and power plants, this boat will be among the most efficient ever produced in its class.