The two drivers from the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, met during the run-up to the Monaco Grand Prix on 29 May 2016 for a sensational event off the racetrack. Hamilton put his driving ability to the test on the water with a Cigarette Racing speedboat. Rosberg showed what a relaxed lifestyle cruising off the coast of Monaco looks like on the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury motor yacht. The stunning pictures of the spectacle can be viewed here.
With the motto “Speed & Style” the two demonstrated that the worlds of modern luxury and racing performance blend perfectly under the Mercedes-Star – both on water and on land: Hamilton showed the world of performance with the “Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept”, inspired by the current MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 car, which he also brought to the event. Meanwhile, Rosberg demonstrated the world of modern luxury with the S-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury motor yacht “ARROW460 – Granturismo”.
“The Cigarette Racing speedboat and our Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht ‘ARROW460-Granturismo’ represent a coming together of two design icons. Each of them is hot & cool as their design is both attractive and surprisingly new, making both boats perfect embodiments of emotion and intelligence,” states Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler. He 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.”
Ever since the brand exists, 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 brands design philosophy of sensual purity by 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.