AMG injects a touch of Green Hell into the Cigarette Racing Marauder
Mercedes-AMG makes some of the fiercest machines on four wheels, but they don't do well when things get wet. To make sure water-loving millionaires are able to enjoy the performance of an AMG when their car is parked in the marina, the team at Affalterbach has a long standing partnership with Cigarette Racing. That partnership has now been around for 10 years, and the two companies are celebrating with the 50' Marauder AMG.
Although it looks very similar to the Marauder GT S Concept launched in 2015, Cigarette Racing has gone to town on the 50-ft 2017 Marauder. Just like the GT R sitting next to it in the pictures, the new version has been put on a crash diet for better performance, shedding 1,300 lb (590 kg).
The majority of these weight savings come courtesy of carbon fiber laminate with a foam core, which has been used for the deck, cockpit and consoles. The engine hatch is also made of vacuum-infused carbon fiber to shed a few more pounds, and even the wiring and electrical system on the boat has been optimised to save weight.
Along with its new lithe figure, the Cigarette 50 Marauder AMG isn't exactly lacking in the power department. It shares its twin quad-cam, four-valve Mercury Racing engines with the GT S Concept, producing a combined 3,100 hp (2,312 kW) when running on race fuel. Owners who want to take full advantage of that power will need to use the Race Key, while anyone running their boat on regular 91 octane fuel has access to a more sedate 2,700 hp (2,013 kW) with the Pleasure Key Fob (no we're not making that up and yes, it does sound like something entirely different) plugged in.
On the styling front, the Marauder has been given a fresh look by Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler. Inside, there are unique seats styled by AMG, and the colors all mimic those available on the AMG flagship. It's a similar story outside, where the bow of the boat is emblazoned with a crest specially designed to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of AMG and Cigarette Racing collaboration. Once again, the Green Hell Magno paint is a nod to the GT R, which launched in the eye-searing shade to highlight its connection to the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The new Marauder AMG will be on display at the Miami Boat Show, which runs from February 16-20.
Source: Mercedes USA