• 515 Project ONE

Mercedes-AMG inspired Speedboat launched

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have established a new performance benchmark on the water with the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE.

Avatar By: Wheels.ca February 26, 2018

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are marking 11 years of collaboration with the debut of the most impressive and innovative performance boat ever constructed by the iconic Miami-based boat manufacturer.

Designed from the ground up using the latest technology and methodologies, the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE was inspired by the highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project ONE super sportscar.

Representing the ninth special edition boat created from this partnership, the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE is 51-feet five inches in length and features an increased beam of nine-feet, six-inches which allows six passengers the ability to be seated comfortably.

The new boat offers an increase of over 30 per cent greater surface area when compared to the existing 50′ Marauder, while still providing similar performance and an impressive 140 mph top speed through the use of a highly optimized composite structure consisting of carbon-fibre, Kevlar and E-glass.

The boat’s deck is constructed completely of carbon fibre to reduce the total weight and lower the center mass of the boat.

The Cigarette Racing Team 515 Project ONE is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing QC4v (Quad Cam 4 Valve) engines and M8 stern drives delivering up to 3,100 hp.

Cigarette Racing Team 515 Project ONE

These sophisticated powerplants are dual calibration engines, which enable the operator to switch engine power levels through an electronic key fob.

The Race Key fob unlocks up to 1,550 hp, requiring race fuel.

The Pleasure key fob is used for operating at 1,350 hp with 91-octane fuel.

The Mercedes-AMG Project One mid-engined (ahead of the rear axle) high-performance hybrid show car will have more than 1,000 hp, offer a top speed beyond 217 mph (350 km/h) and reach 11,000 rpm, which is currently unique for any road-going vehicle.

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