Drawing inspiration from the Mercedes-AMG GT R, the German automaker and the American Cigarette Racing Team have partnered for their tenth year in business together to create the 2017 50′ Marauder AMG, a sleek, powerful, and surprisingly tasteful-looking powerboat.
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).
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes AMG GmbH said, “Performance, perfection and passion are the values that unite Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. Based on these values, eight sensational special editions have been created during our successful ten years of collaboration, and the 2017 50′ Marauder AMG presented here is a particular highlight among these. The new Edition is thus a symbol for the ten-year partnership with Cigarette Racing as well as for Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary.”
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. One key, called the Pleasure Key, sets the dual calibration engines at 1,350 horsepower each, because a total output of just 2,700hp in a stiff, carbon fiber powerboat sounds pleasurable. The other, the Race Key, opens up the quad cam, four valve engines to produce 1,550hp each.
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. the paint outlining the AMG badge—called Green Hell Magno, a nod to its Nurburgring-honed development—is lifted directly from the GT R. There’s also commemorative badging on the Marauder’s deck to remind its driver and onlookers this is one special powerboat.
The price of this one-of-a-kind boat from the Cigarette Racing Team is available upon request. For additional information on Cigarette Racing, please visit www.cigaretteracing.com