- Mercedes and Cigarette Racing, maker of the eponymous boats, have been collaborating on an AMG boat and car pairing every year since the 46-foot Rider XP and SLS AMG in 2010.
- This year, it’s the Cigarette Racing 41 Nighthawk Black Series, which has 2250 horsepower from supercharged Mercury Racing V-8s, and the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, with 720 hp from one twin-turbo V-8.
- We got a ride in it in the Florida Keys, but the Nighthawk has already been sold. Better luck next year.
When your boat has 2250 horsepower and can do 90 mph, you don’t get passed very often. But down in the Florida Keys, a channel in the mangroves might occasionally disgorge an MTI catamaran into Barnes Sound, its owner intent on proving that its twin 1350-horsepower 9.0-liter turbo V-8s are more potent than the five supercharged V-8s on the stern of the Cigarette Racing 41 Nighthawk Black Series. We’re…