Sprint to the Keys: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs. Cigarette Racing Team AMG 46' Rider XP

A. J. Mueller

Cigarette Racing Team AMG 46' Rider XP

PRICE : $1,335,000 (as tested)
Accommodation: 5 passengers
Construction: Fiberglass hull and structure

Engines: Two 32-valve DOHC twin-turbo V-8s
Displacement per engine : 9.0 liters (552 cu in)
Horsepower per engine: 1350 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque per engine: 1370 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmissions: Two dry-sump hydraulic
Drive: Two-propeller

Length: 547.0 in
Width : 96.0 in
Height: 78.0 in
Weight: 14,300 lb
Cargo space : Small sitting area/changing room with closet below deck
Fuel capacity: 304 gal
Est. fuel range : 400 miles @ 4000 rpm
Fuel grade: 91 octane
Fuel mileage : 1.3 mpg @ 4000 rpm
Top speed: 135+ mph

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

PRICE: $227,275 (as tested)
Accommodation: 2 passengers
Construction: Aluminum spaceframe

Engine: 32-valve DOHC V-8
Displacement: 6.2 liters (379 cu in)
Horsepower: 563 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Length: 182.6 in
Width: 76.3 in
Height: 49.3 in
Weight: 3573 lb
Cargo space : 6.2 cu ft, trunk
Fuel capacity: 26.2 gal
Est. fuel range : 420 miles
Fuel grade: 91 octane
Fuel mileage : 14/20 mpg EPA city/hwy
Top speed: 197 mph

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