In 1968, Italian billionaire playboy, style icon and Fiat president Giovanni “Gianni” Agnelli made serious waves with his ultra-sleek 37-foot outboard. G. Fifty. It has become the A dream ship for marine enthusiasts around the world and remains one of the most iconic speedboats of all time. Today, after 50 odd years, the ’60s classic has been reinvented for the 21st century.
The next-gen concept, dubbed G-Fifty, was written by Renato “Sony” Levi of Levi drawings and Pasquale Mario Passalacqua from PMP design. Levi designed the original G. Fifty and managed to give the new ship an equally elegant aesthetic. It sports the same aggressive lines and the same needle-shaped arc as the 1967 model, but has been fitted with the very latest technology and materials.
The most obvious change is in the construction of the exterior. While its predecessor had a cold-cast deep V hull with four layers of mahogany planks laid diagonally, the modern speedster is crafted from carbon composite. It has all the strength of steel while being extremely light. The ship also gained an additional 10 feet, giving it an overall length of 47 feet and arguably a more imposing presence.
The new G-Fifty also offers more power. This is a pretty impressive feat considering G. FiftyThe performance specifications of are not to be sneezed at. Powered by a quartet of Italian-made Vulcano BPM 8-liter V8 engines, the vintage Sea screamer could produce 1,280 horsepower and reach a top speed of 50 knots. Version 2.0 avoids the four V8s in favor of two Mercury Racing engines available in different powers.
“With today’s more powerful engines, it would be unthinkable not to install a dual installation,” the designers said in a statement.
The G-Fifty has an estimated top speed of 78 knots, making her the perfect fast boat to tear up the French Riviera, just like Agnelli did.
PMP Design is taking orders now for delivery in 2022. Prices are available on request, but be prepared to part with at least six digits. In fact, the 52-year-old G. Fifty sold for an impressive half a million (€ 450,000) earlier this year at RM Sotheby’s “Open Roads” auction. I guess you have to pay to be a Playboy.
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