What do you get when you cross Cigarette Racing with Mercedes- AMG? A six-engine, 2,700-HP powerboat that goes 80 MPH. In their 12th collaboration, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing presented the all-new 59-foot Tirranna AMG Edition alongside a one-of-a-kind Mercedes-AMG G63 Cigarette Edition at the Miami International Boat Show in February. The special editions allow serious speedsters to take the styling and performance luxury of both brands from sea to land in seamless fashion.
The tight collaboration among the Cigarette Racing Team, the Mercedes-AMG design team, and Gorden Wagener, chief design officer for Daimler AG, resulted in a “holistic design” between boat and car, according to Tobias Moers, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Note, for example, the matching exteriors — striking black metallic with gold AMG diamond pattern — and a similar interior design, with both cabins upholstered in macchiato-beige leather with dark-blue leather inserts.
The Tirranna AMG Edition “sets new standards in terms of performance and design,” according to both companies, combining the styling of a luxury yacht with a performance-oriented super console. Despite its length and 14-foot beam, the Tirranna AMG Edition promises to be “extremely agile and optimized for high performance.” Six supercharged 4.6-liter V8 Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines together generate 2,700 horsepower, enabling a top speed of 80 MPH. “These are remarkable performance figures for a boat of this scale, with a capacity for 26 people, combining ease of use of a center console with the style, spaciousness and performance of a luxury sport boat.” When it comes to design, Cigarette Racing Team engineers were also laser-focused on the technical details, from a gyrostabilizer that decreases the boat’s roll by 80 percent to leveraging its lightweight construction with a raked hardtop made of carbon fiber.
The interior impresses with a large sofa featuring a cabinet concealing a fridge, extra storage and a television on the lower level, along with a California king-sized bed and large enclosed bathroom farther forward. Outside, a summer kitchen reveals a grill, sink, food prep station and storage. For entertainment, Cigarette Racing teamed up with JL Audio Marine to develop Cigarette Pure Plus, a 29-speaker, 5,200-watt sound system with exceptional sound quality. The boat also wows with its advanced control-interface design utilizing a digital switching system, enabling systems control from locations throughout the boat and via iPad.
Taking the AMG styling from water to road, the G-Wagon features a 577-HP, 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with rear-biased all-wheel drive, featuring three differential locks for on- and off-road capability. Notes Moers: “The Mercedes-AMG G63 Cigarette Edition is more individualized than any other car before within our successful cooperation.”
By Dresden Scott
This story originally appeared in Homes & Estates magazine.