The Mercedes-AMG product setting hearts aflutter may not be the new AMG GT S, but it’s marine twin that will make its debut in Miami in two weeks.
Courtesy of a partnership with Cigarette Racing Team, many of Mercedes’ AMG beasts have equally powerful marine cousins. In the case next week, it will unveil its 50-foot long Maurader GT S concept at the Miami International Boat Show.
While the GT S, which is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG after the SLS AMG, boasts a 4.0-liter M178 twin-turbo V8 develops 510 horsepower with 479 lb-ft of torque. Details about the power of the matching boat are sketchy, but based on past examples, it’s safe to assume the Maurader GT S will put out more than 2,000 hp and hitting the 100 mph barrier.
Mercedes and Cigarette Racing have been pairing speed machines for some time now. Last year, Cigarette Racing unveiled its 50-foot Vision GT Concept based from the Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo Concept.
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The Vision Gran Turismo Concept was created exclusively for the Gran Turismo 6 racing simulator for the Playstation 3. At 2,500 hp, the Mercury engine of the boat was 300 hp more than the prior year’s boat.
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In 2013, the pair brought the SLS AMG E-Cell and a matching wild yellow 2,200-hp, 38-foot electric concept boat: the fastest electric boat ever.
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Prior to that, they teamed the SLS AMG with a 2,700-horsepower, 46-foot Rider, the C63 AMG Black Series got a 1,350-hp, 50-foot Marauder, and the G63 AMG got a 1,750-hp, 43-foot Huntress.
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