120 miles an hour is a pretty fast speed on land. It’s not impossible to deal with and is at the lower end of what most supercars can achieve, but it’s still pretty fast. On water though it’s just harrowing. Forget your sunglasses flying off, if you let your white knuckles relax you could well follow them. Still, what else would you want from a boat based on the Mercedes-AMG Project One?
The 217 mph hypercar is an insane piece of engineering and for the Miami Boat Show it has been translated by Cigarette Racing into a water-bound 515 Project One.
It isn’t the first time Cigarette Racing has worked with the performance wing of Mercedes; it’s the 11th in fact. This time though they’ve outdone themselves both in performance and design. The 515 looks like it can hit 120. Hell, it looks like it can go supersonic if it wanted to.
Part of that performance comes from the entirely new hull which is larger in every dimension than the previous 50 Marauder, using a lot of Kevlar to keep it structurally intact. It’s also lighter than ever, enough that they even added a cabin for driver comfort. Because obviously that’s what you’re after in a boat like this. Grey, silver and shaped like the bullet it could almost beat in a head-to-head race, it’ll take a better man than I to help this seafaring beast.