Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG-Inspired Cigarette 46′ Rider Racing Boat
For whatever reason, manufacturers of high-performance cars and makers of go-fast boats have been cozying up more and more lately. The latest match concerns Mercedes-Benz and Cigarette Racing who announced their love affair at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show last week. The result of that union is a 46 foot custom race boat inspired by the SLS AMG Gullwing Supercar.
The Cigarette 46′ Rider sports a pair of twin-turbocharged 552 cubic-inch Mercury Racing engines cranking out 1,350 horsepower each. Top speed is believed to be north of 130 mph, which is pretty insane for a seafaring vessel. This boat features AMG ALUBEAM silver paint, which was hand applied to cover the body like a “metallic skin.” And the AMG logo was added using contrasting AMG Designo Mystic White metallic paint.
The love-fest continues inside, with marine-grade upholstery mimicking the two-tone porcelain and white Nappa leather found in the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. But beyond all of the displays of synergy, the Cigarette 46′ Rider is serving as a technology showcase with more than 100 innovations on display.