Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing presented the 13th jointly developed boat Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series, alongside an on-road performance car, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. The highly exclusive special edition performance boat offers unfiltered performance, iconic design and luxurious features.
The 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series Edition features a unique twin-step hull design to deliver its remarkable on-water performance. A completely carbon-fiber deck and an all-carbon-fiber hardtop design provide a low center of gravity, which improves handling, and light overall weight, which improves speed.
It is the first in its model range to feature five racing-grade 4.6-liter V8 Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines that create an impressive 450 peak propshaft horsepower each, and are controlled via an advanced shadowing throttle system. The combined 2,250 output accelerates this new special edition boat to a remarkable top speed of more than 90 MPH.
The boat’s design was created in collaboration between the Cigarette Racing Team, the Mercedes-AMG design team and Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group. The Magmabeam orange and black exterior is inspired by the AMG GT Black Series, which debuted the Magmabeam exterior color as an exclusive new option. Small AMG logos are painted towards the bow of the boat in a repeating pattern. The center trim pieces of the engine cowlings are also painted in Magmabeam orange, uniting the distinctive aesthetic from bow to stern.
A central console with a helm and cabin is positioned in the center of the boat, and an open bow can be used for seating. The design of the center console incorporates a highly refined “twin step” design that makes the boat more efficient.
The interior of the boat is primarily grey and black, with distinctive orange detailing. The unique Cigarette Cool upholstery dissipates heat so that dark colors can stay comfortable. The forward helm seating consists of two rows (three seats per row), with the front row featuring height adjustability. Six people can seat forward-facing, behind the central helm. There is an L-shaped lounge at the rear of the boat, and U-shaped seating at the bow.
The helm boasts three Garmin 8617 multi-functional displays flush-mounted to an instrument panel CNC-cut from a solid block of aluminum. This protective coated instrument panel is resistant to heat, reflections and fingerprints, while the perimeter of the panel is uniquely lit by RGB LED accent lighting, providing a distinctive glow, creating the Illusion that the dash is floating.
The 41’ Nighthawk AMG Edition is fitted with a digital switching system taht offers simple control of all systems onboard and also provides a performance benefit. The boat is equipped with a high-powered Audio Marine audio system, an advanced lighting system, and a bow thruster.
As the inspiration model for the new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series, the AMG GT Black Series is powered by the most potent AMG V8 production engine, a highly expressive design, sophisticated aerodynamics, and intelligent materials. The car’s new Handcrafted AMG V8 engine features a flat-plane crankshaft, developing 730 hp from 6,700-6,900 rpm, with a peak torque of 590 lb-ft available from 2,000-6,000 rpm. The new AMG GT Black Series sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and can reach 124 mph in under nine seconds. The top speed is 202 mph.