Since the first collaboration between Cigarette and Mercedes-AMG, the partnership has delivered an impressive set of performance boats that has raised the bar on the competition. The relationship has always been as much about engineering as it has been about marketing as each of the boats have included AMG’s development input. With the introduction of the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive, the collaboration has been taken to new heights with the AMG development team working directly alongside Cigarette to adapt the SLS Electric Drive power train for the marine industry and thus producing the world’s most powerful electric performance boat.
1550 HP engines running hard
With styling cues taken from the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S road car, the 50’ Marauder GT S once again ups the performance and innovation bar. Check out this exclusive footage of the Mercury Racing 1550 HP engines running hard.
From SLS Electric Drive to the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive
With the new SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, Mercedes-AMG entered a new era: the locally emission-free super sports car featuring advanced technology from the world of Formula 1 is the most exclusive and dynamic way in which to drive an electric car. With the transfer of main components such as electric motors, power electronics, high voltage batteries, AMG Powertrain Controller (APC), on board chargers etc. the most powerful electric speed boat is born: ‘Cigarette AMG Electric Drive’. The transfer was one logical step after the legendary gullwing got an electrically-powered sister model. Once again, the successful cooperation of Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-AMG is underlined by an outstanding new example.
Pioneering, visionary, electrifying: the powerful and locally emission-free super sports car with electric drive also embodies the development competence of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. With this innovative and unique drive solution, AMG – as the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz – is demonstrating its technological leadership in this segment. The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is aimed at technology-minded super sports car fans that are open to new ideas and enthusiastic about ambitious high-tech solutions for the future of motoring. This technology is now transferred into the most powerful electric performance boat: The Cigarette AMG Electric Drive.
Based on the proven Cigarette 38’ Top Gun hull design, this technology study re-defines how enthusiasts will perceive the future of high performance boating. At 38 ft (11.6 m) and 8 ft (2.6 m) wide, the 38’ Top Gun is one of the top performing Cigarette Racing team boat designs of all time.
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Source: Cigarette Racing