Mercedes-AMG’s collaboration with Cigarette Racing Continues
Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 inspiriert das leistungsfähigste offene Boot überhaupt, das Cigarette Racing Team 41’ SD GT3 Boot, hergestellt vom Cigarette Racing Team. Vorgestellt auf der internationalen Boat Show in Miami, am 11. Februar 2016.// Mercedes-AMG GT3 inspires the most powerful “Open Performance” boat ever, called Cigarette Racing Team 41’ SD GT3 boat, produced by the Cigarette Racing Team. Presented on the international Boat Show in Miami on February, 11, 2016.
Thanks to the sixth collaboration with Mercedes-AMG, the Cigarette Racing Team has been able to create their most powerful ‘open performance’ boat ever. Drawing its inspiration from German carmaker’s racecar – the Mercedes AMG GT3, the tremendous alliance has resulted in the Cigarette Racing Team 41’ SD GT3 boat a unique model bearing the same model name. While the boat will comply with the FIA’s GT3 race rules, it will be a hot favourite in the most prestigious competition. The key characteristics of the GT3 racecar include its low centre of gravity and its distribution of weight and wide track width. Although racecar counterpart is powered by an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine the Cigarette Racing Team 41’ SD GT3 will be driven by a pair of Mercury Racing 1100 HP engines with NXT6 Drives. The 41’ long and 11’ beam boat is able to achieve an estimated prop limited top speed of more than 100 mph with a focus on big water performance and weight of just over 20,000 lbs.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing began their collaboration partnership in 2007, primarily for organizing joint customer and marketing activities. Whether on land or water, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are united by their focus on delivering the ultimate in performance. Similar to its Mercedes-AMG super sports counterpart, the 38’ to 50’ long powerboats from the American specialists are among the world’s fastest and most exclusive machines. While performance may be a key driver, the boat will also borrow a number of physical visible characteristics from its GT3 inspiration. The interior and exteriors will be handcrafted with matte components, teak wood flooring and marine grade leather interiors with upgraded technology offering such as its new navigation and audio system andcomputerized controls. “Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are known for iconic products,” said Head of Design at Daimler AG, Gorden Wagener. “Designing the 41′ SD GT3 we used some unexpected design elements from our Mercedes-AMG GT3 to create another racing icon, the most powerful “open performance” boat ever produced by the Cigarette Racing Team.” Technology has also been upped with 17-inch displays, navigation, audio, computerized controls and Bluetooth connectivity.