From the intelligent lightweight construction to the wealth of innovations, the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the 2017 50-foot Marauder AMG are true pioneers in their respective segments, perfectly exemplifying the Mercedes-AMG core philosophy to deliver high performance.
Designed for high speeds and further improved dynamics, carbon fibre was employed extensively in the design of the 2017 Marauder AMG to help shed more than 590kg. In addition, the deck, cockpit and consoles were developed using advanced laminate analysis techniques and are all constructed from carbon fibre with foam core.
The engine hatch is also completely carbon fibre, employing vacuum infusion technology for its construction.
The sporty cabin layout is race-style, and even the electrical system has taken weight savings into consideration to maximize performance.
The Cigarette Racing Team 2017 50-foot Marauder AMG is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1550/1350 QC4v (Quad Cam 4 Valve) engines and M8 stern drives, delivering up to 3100bhp.
These sophisticated powerplants are dual calibration engines, which enable the operator to switch engine power levels through an electronic key fob. The Race Key fob unlocks up to 1550bhp, requiring race fuel, while the Pleasure key fob is used for operating at 1350bhp with 91-octane fuel.
Stylistically, the Cigarette Racing Team enlisted Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer for Daimler AG, to design the paint and detailing.
The interior seat inserts were crafted by the AMG Performance Studio with a unique and striking geometric patterning. To mark Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary and commemorate the 10-year partnership with the Cigarette Racing Team, a special logo has been developed that is prominently displayed on the bow of the vessel.
The distinctive Green Hell Magno paint details on the boat create an instant connection to the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the infamous “North Loop” of the Nurburgring racetrack where the GT R achieved an awe-inspiring 7:10.92 lap time. Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton played with boats in Monaco.