Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Team Up to Take Your Breath Away
It's a U.S. $3.3 million collaboration
The latest from Mercedes-AMG is really smoking. It’s the newest in a long partnership between the automaker and Cigarette Racing to make special edition boats. This time, it’s a 59′ beast with six supercharged engines under the cover.
A go-fast boat, the hallmark of Miami, especially in the 1980s and peak-Miami Vice, has long been massively popular for people who have a lot of money and need to go as fast as possible on the water. No matter what their reasons. They’re used for offshore racing, and they’ve been used for what we’ll call specialty delivery for more than 50 years. Cigarette Racing, an offshore powerboat racing team that’s so entwined with the style and design that they’ve had to fight off the genericization of the term Cigarette Boat, builds some of the best.
It’s a U.S. $3.3 million collaboration between one of the biggest names in going fast on land and the biggest fish in the go-fast sea. 2,700 hp and a top speed of, well, when your nerves run out, but it’s 130 km/h.
Hanging from the stern of the Cigarette Racing Team 59′ Tirranna AMG Edition are six supercharged 4.6L V8 Mercury Racing outboard engines, each one making 450 peak propshaft horsepower. The boat itself is 59′ long and 14′ wide, with enough room to seat 26 and it takes nearly 4,000L of fuel to brim the tanks.
The boat’s hardtop is made from carbon fibre, and there’s more of the exotic composite spread throughout including the transom and stringers. The design is the work of Cigarette Racing and the Mercedes-AMG design team. “Mercedes-AMG stands for performance luxury. The Tirranna AMG Edition is the perfect transfer of this principle to a boat: It’s dynamic and at the same time deeply sensual proportions embody athletic beauty. In its powerful, clean look, the boldness of the Mercedes-AMG G 63 can be experienced,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG.
Outside, it’s finished in a gold AMG design pattern, the inside gets a macchiato beige and dark blue leather colour scheme that’s shared with a roadgoing AMG G 63 Cigarette Edition, because of course they made a road car too. Of course, you can’t tow that boat with your G, it’s nearly 20,000 kg loaded with fuel.
There are 5,200 watts and 29 speakers of audio system if the six engines screaming isn’t enough, and there’s a summer kitchen with grill, sink, and storage for when you’re not moving flat out. The shape is the polar opposite of the boxy G, but when it comes to going fast off-road, both definitely have their places.