Mercedes-AMG’s Challenge One hypercar, which is about to
transition from idea to manufacturing this yr, has served as
the inspiration for the most recent speedboat from AMG’s companion on
the seas, Cigarette Racing.
The Miami-Dade County-based firm used this week’s 2018 Miami
Worldwide Boat Present to current the 515 Challenge One based mostly on
the flagship Marauder sequence of boats. The Challenge One is
destined to be AMG’s quickest automobile, so naturally the boat
impressed by it needs to be Cigarette Racing’s quickest too.
Like most Marauders, the 515 Challenge One stretches over 50 ft
in size (51 ft and 5 inches to be actual, therefore the “515” in
the title) however uniquely it has a widened beam of virtually 10 ft
to offer extra space for passengers. Cigarette Racing says the
boat seats six comfortably.
The hull is generally carbon fiber and Kevlar, picked for the
supplies’ low weight and excessive energy traits. The
deck can also be constructed fully of carbon fiber to scale back
weight and decrease the middle of gravity. Extra carbon fiber is
used for the interior structural laminate of the hull, ahead
bulkheads, cabin liner, engine hatch, consoles and storage
Energy comes from not one however two top-of-the-line Mercury Racing
V-Eight engines delivering a mixed 2,700 horsepower with pump
gas and as much as three,100 horses with racing gas. With a lot
oomph, the boat can attain speeds of over 140 mph.
Apparently, the engines characteristic a staggered configuration.
This makes the mixed powertrain narrower, enabling it to sit down
deeper within the V-shaped cross-section of the boat and thus
additional decreasing the middle of gravity. This in flip improves
dynamics and stability.
As compared, the precise Challenge One is predicted to come back with
over 1,000 horsepower and a prime velocity somebody above 200 mph.
Its powertrain will likely be a Method 1-spec 1.6-liter turbocharged
V-6 working together with 4 electrical motors: one on
the turbo, one on the crankshaft and two on the entrance axle.
Cigarette Racing started its partnership with AMG in 2007,
primarily for organizing joint buyer and advertising and marketing
actions. The partnership has solely strengthened over the
years as each firms share an analogous philosophy: luxurious,
efficiency and the best caliber manufacturing requirements.