It was just over a week ago that we revealed to you the Cigarette 42 Huntress inspired by the Mercedes G63 AMG, and while we were certain at the time that it couldn’t get any better than that pair.
Today, Mercedes AMG revealed their latest collaboration with Cigarette racing and this may be the best pairing yet – The SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive and an Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept Boat. A match made in heaven.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are launching the latest development of their cooperation at the Miami International Boat Show that kicked off today. Numerous components from the SLS AMG Coupè Electric Drive have been integrated in the design of the “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept” engineering design. The high-performance drive fitted in the electric super sports car makes the off-shore powerboat the world’s most powerful and fastest electrically driven motor boat. With an output of 1656 Kilowatts (2,220hp) and a maximum torque of 3000 Newton metres (2,213 ft-lb,) the “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept” is a fascinating new development.
Inspiration for the drive was very close to home for the US-American company, with the SLS AMG Coupè Electric Drive being the world’s most powerful and fastest electrically driven series production vehicle in America. The technology, performance and design of the Cigarette powerboat is closely based on the electric super sports vehicle made in Affalterbach, Germany. This joint project underlines the technology leadership earned by Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing.
The 38 foot (11.6 metre) long “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept” powerboat is finished in “AMG Electricbeam magno” – the matt chrome paintwork exclusively reserved for the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive. Proudly wearing AMG logos on the side, the powerboat is a clear sign of the alliance between the Miami-based boat manufacturer and Mercedes-AMG GmbH from Affalterbach, Germany. The design features also exemplify the transfer of technology from the gullwing to the powerboat. Mercedes-AMG uses two drive units, each featuring six independent electric motors. At the rear of the boat, each drive unit has its own transmission, one on the left and one on the right. A glance at the engine data proves that the boat is fitted with the twelve compact, liquid-cooled permanent-magnet synchronous electric motors which are the signature piece of the SLS AMG Coupè Electric Drive: each electric motor delivers 138 kW and 250 Newton metres. The maximum output of 1656 Kilowatts and maximum torque of 3000 Newton metres combine to reach a staggering top speed of over 160 km/h making this locally emission-free “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept” the world’s fastest electrically driven powerboat. In keeping with the SLS AMG Coupè Electric Drive, the motors and the battery are ideally placed in the “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept”. The low centre of gravity and optimum weight distribution ensure sublime handling characteristics during more dynamic changes of direction.