Mercedes AMG and Cigarette do the Black Series Thing with a Speedboat
27 Février 2012 - Autoblog
Mercedes-Benz? Good. Mercedes AMG? Better. Mercedes AMG Black Series? Now we're talkin'.
The top of the line range from the German automaker's performance division has tinkered with CLK, SLK, SL and C-Class to devastating effect. The trouble is, as much as we love driving these kinds of performance machines on the road, we have to begrudgingly admit that most of the earth's surface is covered in water. That's where Mercedes' partnership with Cigarette speedboats comes into play.
The two powerhouses have collaborated in the past on an SLS-inspired 46-foot speedboat, then passed the goods on to partner Ducati for a special-liveried 42-footer, but now the partnership has lead to the 50-footer you see here.
The Black Series 50' Marauder takes its inspiration from the C63 AMG Black Series, but where the muscle-coupe has an impressive 510-horsepower 6.3-liter V8, the Cigarette packs a pair of Mercury Racing engines good for 1,350 horsepower – each. The beast is decked out in a black and white paint scheme, swathed Alcantara and fitted with a hundred billet aluminum components.
The result was unveiled at the 2012 Miami Boat Show – the largest annual event in Florida.