Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing once again together for a high-performance project through a synergetic exchange of experience and technology that has lasted 11 years. Their collaboration in true is born, mainly through a common commercial action to share marketing initiatives to satisfy a particular demanding custom passionate about the beauty of speed both on land and on water. These are two different sectors but there is agreement and synergy between the Mercedes-AMG Germans and the Americans of Cigarette Racing.
The latest super motorboat is called Cigarette Racing 515 ONE that takes inspiration from Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, a sports car or better, a limited production two-seater hypercar produced by AMG, for road marching but built with a hybrid super-technology coming directly from the Formula 1 track.
The super US motorboat, in addition to the name Project ONE, the use of technology, the quality used and the refined luxury also captures some of the aesthetic and technical elements of the German hypercar, which is the particular characteristic of the boat. Like the typical opaque and silver black color of the hull and the unmistakable logo.
Cigarette Racing 515 has a hull 15 meters long and 2.90 meters wide with a slender shape, for maximum aerodynamics at sea. It has been powered by two dominant Mercury Racing V8 engines that develop a power of 1,350 hp each with the normal petrol to 91 octane and that can reach the power of 1,550 hp each using racing fuel. The total power varies between 2,700 and 3,100 hp that make it a real arrow on the sea built to emulate what the Mercedes-AMG will do on the road, even if we then stand in front of a super motorboat equipped with 3000 horses against 1000 or little more than the car.
Both carbon fiber and kevlar synthetic fiber have been used both for the car and for the boat as building materials that ensure lightness and the right stiffness. The end result is to have a functional, comfortable, safe and fast boat, which can reach 220 km / h which can withstand any impact, jump or anything else on the waves with a truly exceptional hold. It also weighs about 2 tons less than the previous model smaller than three meters a truly exceptional result.
On board, there is space to accommodate up to six people. Four on the aft seats of the driving position, and two on those reserved for pilot and co-driver. All are seated on special seats with a carbon fiber shell, just like the Mercedes-AMG Project One. Once on board and tightened the belts at all is guaranteed an adrenaline rush due to a strong emotion already guaranteed at a speed much lower than the potential 220 km / h or 140 miles per hour that this lightning of the sea can reach.
But we hear some statements issued at the conclusion of this last project by the highest managers:
“As the coolest and coolest supercar we’ve ever created, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE was our source of inspiration for the impressive new Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE,” said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Daimler AG . “Both embody Performance Luxury at its best and are destined to become icons of design.”
“Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have both been part of their DNA, which makes us natural partners to work together to keep pushing the limits of design and performance,” said Skip Braver, CEO of Cigarette Racing.
“Both on land and on water, our demanding customers demand the absolute best, so we are extremely proud to present the Cigarette Racing Team 515 Project ONE. It is by far our most impressive high-performance boat and represents a triumph of engineering that proudly reflects our inimitable performance pedigree. “
The cost of the boat is around 2 million dollars the need for speed is expensive and the people who buy this type of boat are not owners of fast boats for the first time and in addition to having large economic resources are very demanding that rigorously evaluate the research of the materials used and the attention to detail of each individual elements used, technology and more and are the same buyers who buy luxury cars. Among the other and the same Companies that asserts “We want people who appreciate really technology, adaptation and finishing. “