Mercedes-Benz's AMG Cigarette Racing boat

Mercedes-Benz released pictures of its Cigarette Racing's custom 46-foot Rider. The boat features a pair of twin-turbocharged, 552-cubic inch 1,350hp Mercury Racing engines.

Cigarette Racing team has celebrated 40 years of speed racing. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz released new photos of the Cigarette Racing AMG boat. The 46-foot Rider is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 130 mph. A pair of twin-turbocharged, 552-cubic inch 1,350 horsepower Mercury Racing engines powers it.

The Rider is inspired by the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Super Sports Car. Engineers at both companies worked together to bring the SLS-inspired watercraft to reality.

Although the boat is inspired by the car, it is also an amazing-looking craft with hand-applied AMG Alubeam silver and AMG Designo Mystic White paint in a bold design that echoes the AMG logo.

The twin-turbocharged, 552-cubic inch 1,350hp Mercury Racing engine was specifically designed for the Rider. Mercedes-Benz

The Rider features marine-grade upholstery that resembles the two-tone AMG Designo porcelain and white Nappa leather offered on the SLS AMG. Mercedes-Benz

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Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.


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