Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing presented the all-new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series special edition boat, alongside the breathtaking new on-road performance benchmark, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
All-new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series special edition boat is a truly one-of-a-kind boat for the most discerning captain.
The new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series by AMG x Cigarette Racing, the world champion racing team
defining performance boating since 1969, promises direct and unfiltered performance. The striking design of the 41’
Nighthawk AMG Edition is the result of the close collaboration between the Cigarette Racing Team, the Mercedes-AMG design team and Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing began their collaboration in 2007, primarily for organizing joint customer and marketing activities.
The 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series Edition draws on Cigarette’s advanced engineering, utilizing cutting-edge elements such as a unique twin-step hull design to deliver its remarkable on-water performance. A low center of gravity, which improves handling, and light overall weight, which improves speed, have been achieved using a completely carbon-fiber deck and an all carbon-fiber hardtop design. Intelligent use of composite materials and proprietary construction techniques improve structural integrity, delivering enhanced ride comfort and composed handling characteristics in even the most demanding conditions.
The combined 2,250 HP output accelerates this new special edition boat to a remarkable top speed of more than 90
MPH. This is an achievement of particularly high significance for a boat in this large center console segment, which can comfortably hold more than ten people and still feature exceptional luxury amenities.
The eye-catching Magmabeam orange and black exterior of this special edition is influenced by the AMG GT Black
Series, which debuted the Magmabeam exterior color as an exclusive new option, and also offers optional orange
elements in its interior. The Magmabeam orange and black color scheme is further enhanced by small AMG logos painted towards the bow of the boat in a repeating pattern. Each of these logos are individually painted – there are no decals. The center trim pieces of the engine cowlings are also painted in Magmabeam orange, uniting the distinctive aesthetic from bow to stern.
The helm features 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. Passengers can feel secure thanks to stainless steel grab bars and relax in total comfort with an ergonomic CNC-machined footrest.
The 41’ Nighthawk AMG Edition also impresses with its advanced control-interface design. Controlling the vessel’s
features is accomplished through a sophisticated digital switching system. This system offers simple control of all
systems onboard and also provides a performance benefit. By reducing the total weight of cables within the boat, the overall weight of the boat is also lowered, enabling higher performance. A lithium ion battery system further reduces weight, providing high power density, better durability and lower maintenance.
Balancing performance with impressive amenities, the 41’ Nighthawk AMG Edition also features comfort options such as a high powered Audio Marine audio system, an advanced lighting system, and a bow thruster. Additional Garmin multifunctional displays are located at the aft seating and bow, providing guests with easy access to the digital switching system to control lighting, stereo, chart plotting, and other amenities.
Performance on land: The AMG GT Black Series
The inspiration model for the new Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series is the AMG GT Black Series. This halo
model offers the most powerful AMG V8 production engine, a highly expressive design, sophisticated aerodynamics and an intelligent material mix, creating optimal dynamics and vehicle balance. Featuring a Handcrafted AMG V8 engine producing 720 hp, the new Black Series embodies AMG’s roots in motorsport – together with a design derived directly from the current AMG GT3 race car.
The heart of the all-new AMG GT Black series is the new Handcrafted AMG V8 engine featuring a flat-plane crankshaft, developing 720 hp from 6,700-6,900 rpm, with a peak torque of 590 lb-ft available from 2,000-6,000 rpm. This new engine lends the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series a completely unique character while enabling remarkable driving performance. The new AMG GT Black Series accelerates 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.