By Gerry Miles
When one is shoveling blowing, drifting snow from the blizzard named Nemo heading for New England, it’s not too hard to think of warmer climes and times than the upcoming Miami International Boat Show, where the world will see the third collaboration between the Cigarette Racing Team and Mercedes-AMG in the form of the 42 Huntress Inspired by the G 63 AMG.
The Cigarette 42′ Huntress is designed with the same stringent construction that defines their renowned offshore performance boats – extremely durable superstructure, awe inspiring performance, and race-rigging — upon which its roots were built. The center console nature and overall capacity of the huntress allows this baked-in Cigarette performance to be expressed on glassy seas or in rough water environments that would make other performance boats cringe.
The AMG G-Class, often referred to as the G-Wagen, (which is short for Geländewagen – “cross-country vehicle”), that same say translates into overpriced boxy German SUV with poor gas mileage, is a brute off road with three electrically controlled 100-percent differential locks, ladder frame and rigid axle are characteristics that positions it in a class of its own. The injection of a V8 bi-turbo, hand-built AMG engine with 536 hp and massive 560 ft-lbs of torque places the G-Wagen into a performer in all environments and with a bespoke interior, a true iconic luxury off-roader
Beam: 11-ft 11-inch
Power: 5x Mercury Racing Verado 350SCi
Fuel Quantity: 500-gal
Top Speed: 78-mph
For more details and full images, visit www.cigaretteracing.comCan’t you just picture Don Johnson from Miami Vice TV fame with his rolled up sleeve at the helm of this powerhouse chasing down drug runners?
And no, pricing was not released, but if you can’t wait next week, I’m sure that the old dictum of “if you have to ask, you can’t afford” holds true here as well.