Performance boat manufacturer Marine Technology Inc. has built a new speedboat capable of “neck-snapping speeds,” using parts from a Corvette ZR1. Of course, the new vehicle isn’t cheap, with a $1.7 million price tag.
Aside from the novelty of the engine’s origin, the speedboat itself has been crafted to look like a vintage Corvette, with a sleek, black exterior, taillights and Corvette tags:
But it’s not just the outside that will appeal to Chevy diehards, the interior has been given an equally stunning treatment. After entering through custom gull wing doors, the driver is treated to a true Corvette cockpit, complete with an original shifter and steering wheel. Leather and suede seating provides room for six, and a 8,000 watt sound system ensures that the party never stops.
If you feel like enjoying some quality programming while cruising the open sea, you can switch on the built-in LCD displays which come complete with Apple TV and a mobile wifi hotspot. iPad owners get additional treatment with a custom dock and charging station. The accessories alone are powered by a standalone Fischer diesel motor. The ZR48 has just as much “go” as it has show, and a pair of 1,350 horsepower, twin-turbo Mercury Racing engines deliver speed on demand.
The 48-foot boat even comes with its own custom, “tricked-out” trailer to haul it to and from the marina:
The transporter features a total of 5 TVs, a DVD player, LED display lighting, and matching paint scheme. In transit, the boat is situated sideways on the trailer to avoid the need for special highway permits.
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