MONTVALE, NJ – February 14, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Today at the Miami International Boat Show, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing joined forces for the fifth consecutive year to present the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept. As the most powerful production twin engine performance boat, the Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept marries the characteristic styling and thoroughbred motorsport technology of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Incorporating a stunning AMG Solarbeam Yellow painted exterior with custom matte black accents, the new concept boat was designed to mimic the dynamic character of the Mercedes-AMG GT S that will be on display alongside it.
With the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT S in April, Mercedes-AMG is introducing a highly compelling new pure-bred sports car that combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with a stunning design. Its front mid-engine design and use of intelligent aluminum lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. The newly developed AMG 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine underscores the hallmark of AMG driving performance and develops 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, propelling the car from 0 – 60 mph in a breathtaking 3.7 seconds.
“With its technological substance the Mercedes-AMG GT S meets our high demands on driving dynamics, agility and performance”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG. “The GT S is built according to the motto ‘Handcrafted by Racers’. We are glad that this spirit and our brand-typical driving performance inspired our long-time partner Cigarette Racing to create this powerboat.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the Mercedes-Benz high-performance brand again this year to design our fastest powerboat yet,” said Skip Braver, President and CEO of Cigarette Racing. “Featuring the all new AMG-inspired Mercury racing engine, the 50 Marauder GT S Concept embodies our brand’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.”
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have been collaborating since 2007, primarily for organizing joint customer and marketing activities. Whether on land or water, performance is what unites Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. Similar to its Mercedes-AMG super sports counterpart, the 38′ to 55′ (11.6 to 16.8 meters) long powerboat from the American specialists is amongst the world’s fastest and most exclusive machines. These boats boast custom-made, hand-crafted quality for enthusiasts and are tested under extreme conditions. Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing also have similar DNA makeups: both companies have triumphant racing roots and are still dedicated to this passion.
“Inspired by the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S, our newest collaboration with Cigarette Racing focuses on the exhilarating and the exquisite,” said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design Daimler AG. “The new Mercedes-AMG GT is a sports car in its purist form and this expression of power and speed is what also sculpted the body and the flowing lines of the 50 Marauder GT S Concept.”
Powered by All New Mercury Racing Engines
The Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1550 HP V8 engines rigged in a Solarbeam engine room. Lightweight construction has allowed for approximately 1000 lbs. to be removed from the standard spec weight, thereby allowing the 50′ boat with a width of 8′ to achieve an estimated top speed of more than 135 mph.
Design, Fittings and Cockpit with Signature AMG Elements
The design and fittings reflect the dynamic characteristics of the Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept. The hand-crafted interior is black and Solarbeam with marine grade black alcantara accents and features a traditional Cigarette Racing helm layout. The exterior features a gloss black gel coat hull with an AMG logo in Solarbeam and matte black accents. User interface technology is also maximized with Bluetooth, computerized controls, four high-definition displays, and the next generation integration of Garmin and Cigarette navigation and audio.
The price of this one-of-a-kind boat from Cigarette Racing is USD $1.2 million. For additional information on Cigarette Racing, please visit www.cigaretteracing.com.
The Miami International Boat Show is open to the public from February 12-16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Cigarette Racing Team is located in booth B23. For additional information, please visit www.miamiboatshow.com.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.
About Cigarette Racing
Whether on land or water, performance is what unites Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. Similar to its Mercedes-AMG super sports counterpart, the 38 to 50 feet long powerboat from the American specialist is amongst the world’s fastest and most exclusive machines. Their boats boast custom-made, hand-crafted quality for enthusiasts that are tested under extreme conditions.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing also have a similar DNA makeup in that both companies
owe their roots to racing and are still dedicated to this passion.
Visit www.cigaretteracing.com for more company information.