One Lamborghini for the Road, and Another for the Water

 / Updated  / Source: CNBC.com
The Aventador and the yellow Lamborghini that inspired it, at the Miami Boat Show.
Marine Technology displays its floating Aventador, and the yellow Lamborghini that inspired it, at the Miami Boat Show.Marine Technology

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If you can afford $400,000 for a Lamborghini, why not get a boat to match?

Some supercar owners and companies have started building boats modeled after high-performance cars. These aren't just wild concept drawings, they are actual boats that can cost four or five times as much as the cars that inspired them.

The Aventador and the yellow Lamborghini that inspired it, at the Miami Boat Show.
Marine Technology displays its floating Aventador, and the yellow Lamborghini that inspired it, at the Miami Boat Show.Marine Technology

The latest creation from Marine Technology, which has built several supercar-yachts, is the floating version of the Lamborghini Aventador, modeled on the car, down to the same fighter-jet wedge shape.

Under the hood, the floating Aventador makes the driving Aventador look puny. Instead of a 700-horsepower engine, the boat has two 1350 Mercury, twin turbo engines, creating up to 2,700 horsepower. The boat is "capable" of going 190 mph, although you probably wouldn't be in the water anymore at that speed.

The total cost of the floating Aventador is about $1.3 million.

Mercedes-Benz has also gotten into the supercar-boat game, teaming up with Cigarette Racing for a 50-foot "Vision GT Concept" with twin 1,650-horsepower Mercury Racing engines and a lightweight body that can help the boat reach speeds of 140 mph. The price tag? $1.5 million.

Ferrari doesn't seem to have gotten into the act officially, but photos of a $4 million LaFerrari Boat—inspired by the $1.4 million LaFerrari car—have been making the rounds. The boat is powered by two 900-horsepower Volvo engines and has five flat-screen TVs and plush leather interiors.

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