Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Unveil a Supercar Inspired Speedboat In Miami

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Unveil a Supercar Inspired Speedboat In Miami

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Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE

 

Now that the sports car experts at Mercedes-AMG and the salt water speed experts at Cigarette Racing have been collaborating for more than a decade, you might think that “it’s all be done before.” But, with the launch of their latest collaboration in Miami recently—the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE that was inspired by the highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project ONE sports car—you’d be wrong.

 

Actually, according to published reports, this muscular new powerboat is ninth special edition created from the partnership. As you’d expect, the Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE has a top speed of 140 MPH thanks to the hull’s light weight and highly optimized composite structure consisting of carbon-fiber, Kevlar® and E-glass…and two massive Mercury Racing 1,350/1,550 QC4v (Quad Cam 4 Valve) engines and M8 stern drives, delivering up to 3,100 horsepower! Overall, the weight optimized Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE is over ten feet longer than the Cigarette Racing 41’ SD GT3 but it weighs over 5,000-lbs less. And that, my friends translates into blow-your-hair-back-speed.

 

Mercedes-AMG

 

Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE

 

What else would you expect from a speedboat that draws inspiration from the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, a two-seater supercar that will brings Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road? It’s billed as a “high-performance hybrid supercar” will have over 1,000 horsepower, offer a top speed beyond 217 mph.

 

“For 11 years, Cigarette Racing has been our trusted partner that has allowed us to extend our likeminded core performance principles from the land to the water,” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “By directly translating Formula 1 technology from the track to the street, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is our most ambitious and awe-inspiring vehicle yet. It is incredible to see our vision reimagined for the water in such an impressive and highly compelling form.”

 

Mercedes-AMG

 

Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE

 

Meanwhile, the Cigarette Racing Team worked in close cooperation with Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer for Daimler AG, to design the hallmark characteristics of the boat. “As the hottest 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 Wagener.

 

“Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing both have racing as part of their DNA, which makes us natural partners to work together to continue to push the limits of design and high performance,” said Skip Braver, CEO of Cigarette Racing. “Whether on land or on water our discerning customers demand the absolute best, so we are extremely proud to unveil the Cigarette Racing Team 515 Project ONE. It is by far our most impressive high performance boat yet and represents a triumph of engineering that proudly reflects our unparalleled performance pedigree.”

 

Mercedes-AMG

 

Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE

 

The  Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will uses Formula 1 hybrid technology. The 1.6-liter V6 hybrid gasoline engine with direct injection and electrically assisted single turbocharging transfers directly from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car.  The high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system will comes directly from Formula 1 too, and comes from the close cooperation with the motorsport experts of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, England.