Mercedes-AMG’s Challenge One hypercar, which is about to
transition from idea to manufacturing this yr, has served as
the inspiration for the newest 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 automotive, 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 identify) 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 power traits. The
deck can be constructed fully of carbon fiber to cut back
weight and decrease the middle of gravity. Extra carbon fiber is
used for the inside 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
gasoline and as much as three,100 horses with racing gasoline. 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 anticipated to return with
over 1,000 horsepower and a prime pace somebody above 200 mph.
Its powertrain can be a Formulation 1-spec 1.6-liter turbocharged
V-6 working along side 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 very best caliber manufacturing requirements.