Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have teamed up before on high-performance boats, but 2021’s one-off might be its most dramatic yet. The Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series may not be the biggest of the series so far, nor the most powerful, but it’s definitely fast. Over 90 mph, should you be so daring.
It’s clear from the outset that this is made for speed. A new twin-step hull links lashings of carbon-fiber with five engines: each 4.6-liter V8 is good for 450 horsepower. In total, it means 2,250 hp on tap.
The light-weighting doesn’t just help with straight-line speed, but turns too, with a low center of gravity adding stability. There’s space for 10+ people onboard, and a high-tech helm with a trio of Garmin marine-grade touchscreens along with a clever dual-lever control that synchronizes throttle management across all five of the engines. As always, best not to inquire about the price tag, especially since this custom boat is already sold.