The Monaco Grand Prix is just
a day away on 29 May 2016 but the two drivers from the Mercedes AMG Petronas
Formula 1 Team, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, met for a sensational event
off the racetrack. Hamilton put his driving ability to the test on the water
with a Cigarette Racing speedboat. Rosberg showed what a relaxed lifestyle
cruising off the coast of Monaco looks like on the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury
With the motto "Speed
& Style" the two Formula One drivers demonstrated that the worlds of
modern luxury and racing performance blend perfectly under the Mercedes-Star –
both on water and on land. Hamilton showed the world of performance with the
Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept. This yacht is inspired by the
team’s current F1 car, which he incidentally also brought to the event.
Rosberg demonstrated the world of modern
luxury with the S-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury motor
yacht "Arrow460 – Granturismo".
"The Cigarette Racing
speedboat and our Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht ‘Arrow460-Granturismo’
represent a coming together of two design icons. Each of them is hot and cool
as their design is both attractive and surprisingly new, making both boats
perfect embodiments of emotion and intelligence," states Gorden Wagener,
Head of Design at Daimler.
He adds, "The
‘Arrow460-Granturismo’ carries our Mercedes genes throughout. We have
transferred an automotive design idiom to a yacht – and this design statement
far outside the usual mainstream in the boat industry allows us to create a
totally original aesthetic."
The high-performance boat
“Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept” is equipped with the most
powerful series-production twin engines in the Cigarette portfolio. Two Mercury
Racing V8 racing engines each with 1550 hp take the 50 foot-long (approx. 15
metres) and eight foot-wide (approx. 2.40 metres) powerboat to an estimated top
speed of more than 228 km/h.The price of this unique boat is approx. 1.6
million US dollars (when purchased FOB Monaco).
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette
Racing have been working in partnership since 2007. Both share racing roots and
the uncompromising passion for performance plus the aim to always deliver
Designed by Mercedes-Benz
Style and developed together with Silver Arrow Marine, the luxury
"Arrow460–Granturismo" motor yacht celebrated its world premiere in
April 2016. With this model, Mercedes-Benz is developing a completely new boat
concept. The 14-metre-long 960 hp "Silver Arrow of the Seas" combines
the performance of the famous Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations
from the boat industry. The yacht offers room for up to ten people and is
available in the fully equipped Edition 1 at a price of 2.5 million euros.
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