Speed & Style with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
One star, two worlds in Monaco.
Under the motto “Speed & Style”, the two drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton demonstrate before the Monaco Grand Prix that the worlds of modern luxury and racing performance blend perfectly under the Mercedes star – both on water and on land. Hamilton shows the world of racing performance with the “Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept”, inspired by the current MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 car, which he also brings to the event.
Meanwhile, Rosberg demonstrates the world of modern luxury with the S-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury motor yacht, the “Arrow460–Granturismo”. The stunning pictures of the spectacle can be viewed here.
Design icons in themselves.
“The Cigarette Racing speedboat and our Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht, the ‘Arrow460–Granturismo’, represent a coming together of two design icons. Each of them is hot and cool as their design is both attractive and surprisingly new, making both boats perfect embodiments of emotion and intelligence”, states Gorden Wagener.
The Head of Design at Daimler adds: “The ‘Arrow460–Granturismo’ carries our Mercedes genes throughout. We have transferred an automotive design idiom to a yacht – and this design statement far outside the usual mainstream in the boat industry allows us to create a totally original aesthetic”.
Inspired by Mercedes-AMG.
The high-performance “Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept” boat is equipped with the most powerful series-production twin engines in the Cigarette portfolio. Two Mercury Racing V8 racing engines each generating 1,140 kW (1,550 hp) take the 50-foot-long (approx. 15 metres) and eight-foot-wide (approx. 2.40 metres) powerboat to an estimated top speed of more than 228 km/h (more than 142 mph). The characteristic design and the thoroughbred motorsport technology are inspired by the performance brand Mercedes-AMG and the current MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 car. The boat is made in a new type of layup process which has been specially developed for racing and reduces weight but also ensures better handling under high loads. The Mercedes-Benz designers were responsible for the exterior design featuring black and silver tones contrasted by sporty turquoise green highlights, as well as for the interior design which is inspired by the classic Cigarette Racing cockpit.
Silver Arrow of the Seas.
Designed by Mercedes-Benz Style and developed together with Silver Arrow Marine, the “Arrow460–Granturismo” luxury motor yacht celebrated its world premiere in April 2016. With this model, Mercedes-Benz is developing a completely new boat concept. The 14-metre-long 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of the famous Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from the boat industry. The yacht has classic automobile proportions that bring the hallmark Mercedes design idiom of sensual purity onto the water in a highly emotional and dynamic form. The yacht also combines the advantages of an open boat with those of a hull cabin cruiser in unique fashion. Its crossover design offers the ultimate in variability, resulting in a boat that is equally suitable for day trips and overnight stays on board. The yacht offers room for up to ten people. With the world premiere of the “Arrow460–Granturismo”, the Mercedes-Benz Style designers have made Gottlieb Daimler’s dream come true.
Some 130 years after the invention of the automobile, individual mobility with the Mercedes star is now possible on land, on water and in the air.
Motorsport and modern luxury.
Ever since the brand has existed, motorsport has been part of the DNA of Mercedes-Benz and is one of the core activities creating performance and power. This is framed by modern luxury that embodies the brand’s design philosophy of sensual purity with the highest measure of emotionality and technical perfection. This perfectly illustrates the standards of the founding fathers Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, always to strive for the best and thus to delight both heart and mind in equal measure. This results in products with a timeless attractiveness that fascinate people around the globe.