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Cigarette 42X Ducati Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery

To most people, two may be company, but three's a crowd. If you're looking for real performance, though, a little menage-a-trois could be just what the proverbial doctor ordered. Case in point: Mercedes AMG, Ducati and the Cigarette Racing Team. One makes muscle-bound automobiles, the other some of the fastest sport bikes in the business, while the third makes speed boats that'll outrun just about anything on the water. Strange bedfellows? We'd call them kindred spirits, and they've all jumped in to bed together.

AMG and Ducati, as you may recall, shacked up together in Los Angeles last year when they announced their partnership in the MotoGP series. AMG partnered in similar fashion with the Cigarette Racing Team in Miami, where they presented a special liveried offshore racing boat at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show. Now the nautical equivalent of the Detroit Auto Show is coming around again, but this time it's Ducati and Cigarette that are getting wet, and this is their love-child.

In the place of the 2,700-horsepower 46-foot AMG version from last year, the Cigarette 42X Ducati Edition is a 42-foot speed boat with a pair of 1,100hp Mercury Racing engines capable of speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. That's fast no matter which way you look at it, but on the open water it's insanity in fiberglass. Cigarette says it's included a number of innovative new features in the boat's design, but Ducati's participation seems largely confined to the badass paint scheme. Follow the jump for the full press release, and check out the images in the gallery below.

Gallery: Cigarette 42X Ducati Edition

[Source: Ducati]Continue reading Ducati takes AMG's place with special edition Cigarette speedboat

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