Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Team present their highly exclusive 13th special edition boat
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing present the all-new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series special edition boat, alongside the breathtaking new on-road performance benchmark, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
As the 13th boat jointly developed in this longstanding partnership, this boat is the latest in an impressive line of highly exclusive special edition performance boats. The new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series promises direct and unfiltered performance, combined with iconic design and luxurious features, with exclusivity and craftsmanship unlike any other performance boat in its segment.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing began their collaboration in 2007, primarily for organizing joint customer and marketing activities. Whether on water or on land, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are united by their focus on delivering the ultimate in performance.
The special edition boats from this unique partnership share the same interpretation of Performance Luxury - the brand aesthetic that has been defined for Mercedes-AMG. This turns them into a perfect technological and optical match.
High performance on water
Like the AMG GT Black Series, this special edition boat also sets new standards in performance within its segment. For example, the new 41’ Nighthawk AMG Edition is the first in its model range to feature five racing-grade outboard engines. These five 4.6-liter V8 Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines create an industry-leading 450 peak propshaft horsepower each, and are controlled via an advanced shadowing throttle system, which allows only two levers to be used to control all five engines simultaneously.
The combined 2,250 HP output accelerates this new special edition boat to a remarkable top speed of more than 90 MPH. This is an achievement of particularly high significance for a boat in this large center console segment, which can comfortably hold more than ten people and still feature exceptional luxury amenities.
The Magmabeam orange and black color scheme is further enhanced by small AMG logos painted towards the bow of the boat in a repeating pattern. Each of these logos are individually painted--there are no decals. The center trim pieces of the engine cowlings are also painted in Magmabeam orange, uniting the distinctive aesthetic from bow to stern.
The layout of the Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series focsues around a central console with a helm and cabin in the center of the boat, with the ability to walk around on both sides, and an open bow for seating up front. Part of what makes the Cigarette Racing Team center console unique is its advanced hull design, incorporating a highly refined “twin step” design that makes the boat dramatically more efficient.
Driving performance on land: The AMG GT Black Series
As the inspiration model for the new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series, the AMG GT Black Series makes waves of its own with regards to its performance capabilities. This halo model features the most powerful AMG V8 production engine of all time, a highly expressive design, sophisticated aerodynamics and an intelligent material mix, creating optimal dynamics and vehicle balance. Featuring a Handcrafted AMG V8 engine producing 720 hp, the new Black Series embodies AMG's roots in motorsport – together with a design derived directly from the current AMG GT3 race car.
The heart of the all-new AMG GT Black series is the new Handcrafted AMG V8 engine featuring a flat- plane crankshaft, developing 720 hp from 6,700-6,900 rpm, with a peak torque of 590 lb-ft available from 2,000-6,000 rpm. This new engine lends the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series a completely unique character while enabling remarkable driving performance. The new AMG GT Black Series accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and can reach 124 mph in under nine seconds. The top speed is 202 mph.