Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing reveal SLS AMG-inspired racing boat

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Monday August 30, 2010

Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing reveal SLS AMG-inspired racing boat

The AMG Cigarette Racing Boat was introduced at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show held recently, according to a report from AMG Private Lounge. In the past three years, AMG (Mercedes-Benz' performance arm) and the Cigarette Racing team have been in several collaborations.

This racing boat, which was developed in a two-year period offers 2,700hp, the result of the two Mercury Racing twin-turbocharged 552 cubic-inch engines attached to the boat. A Cigarette company official revealed that the boat has more than 100 technical innovations.

There is of course, the enhanced shape and weight reduction. The official said that while horsepower is the driving force, you have to look at the complete package. The 46-foot boat has a top speed of over 130 mph (208 km/h) and boasts to have hand-applied AMG Alubem silver paint, which was used as well on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Designo Mystic Whyte metallic paint stripes complete the look. Passengers will surely be amazed at the marine-grade upholstery, inspired from the SLS AMG's white napa leather and AMG Design porcelain. During this event, a car -- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG for the first time took part in the boat show.