Photo Update: Cigarette Racing’s custom AMG 46’ Rider

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 10, 2010

Back in February, Mercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing unveiled an impressive racing boat inspired by the SLS AMG and the Miami International Boat Show. The boat is powered by a twin-turbocharged 552 ci, 1350 hp Mercury Racing engines and has a top speed in excess of 130 mph (over 210 km/h).

Today, Mercedes-Benz released more photos with this custom board and we must say, it looks impressive! Make sure you check them in our photo gallery!

Furthermore, the boat dubbed Cigarette 46' Rider comes with a hand-applied AMG ALUBEAM silver paintwork (available on the SLS AMG, too) which covers body surfaces like a metallic skin, targeting light reflections in order to emphasize exterior character lines and design details.

The ALUBEAM silver color is contrasted with AMG Designo Mystic White metallic echoing the Mercedes-AMG logo. Inside, the boat features marine-grade upholstery that resembles the two-tone AMG Designo porcelain and white Nappa leather, same offered on the SLS AMG.

For those who don’t know, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG made its debut in the U.S. this year and is available on the market since May. It features a lightweight aluminum spaceframe chassis and is powered by a hand built 563-hp AMG V8 engine. Its design is completed by the impressive "Gullwing" doors.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is showing off its unique style by giving a new interpretation to the lines of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL while retaining its sportiness. The 300 SL has long been considered as one of the brand’s outstanding design icons. The classic design of the SLS AMG shows the philosophy of Mercedes-Benz with regards to modern sports car engineering.

The bonnet for example is just below two meters. The low greenhouse has been placed towards both the rear and its short rear-end through an extendable aerofoil. These are just a few of the example of how this car is dynamic given of course that it has a long wheelbase, a wide track and it has large wheels.

Feeding through the proportions of the SLS AMG are the short overhangs. This sports car has a front-mid and low-slung engine that is paired with a dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration. Raising its style factor are the gullwing doors that give the SLS AMG unrivalled charisma, a rather distinct statement, for this particular segment.

If the gullwing doors are not sufficient to remind people of the 300 SL, this is where the radiator grille enters the picture. It is wide enough to have the Mercedes star, and including the wing-shaped cross fins, is more than enough to rekindle those memories. In three dimensions, the front-end has been sculpted while the front apron has been swept back.

This goes well with the sides and provides the 'Gullwing' with the powerful stance that it shows on the road. It has six cooling air intakes and with the headlamps arranged in a vertical manner on the outside, it gives the SLS AMG that appealing ambience.

This also allows for a more dominant aura with the low-beam central bi-xenon headlamp and the metallic wing section framed by two LED indicators on the top while at the bottom are the LED daytime driving lights.

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