No electric car has broken the eight-minute barrier...until now.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore,the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes. The record time of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive was certified. Two weeks after the first overall win for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, a further member of the SLS AMG family impressively demonstrates its potential on the most difficult race track worldwide.
The currently strongest AMG high-performance car has four electrical motors with a total output of 751 hp and maximum torque of 738 lb-ft. The gullwing car is therefore advancing to become the strongest and fastestelectrically-powered series production vehicle in the world. The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive accelerates from zero to 65 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
The car's agile response to movements of the accelerator pedal and the linear power output are a source of pure delight: unlike with a combustion engine, the build-up of torque is instantaneous with electric motors – maximum torque is effectively available from standstill. The spontaneous torque build-up and immense power delivery without any interruption in traction on the one hand are combined with completely vibration-free motor running characteristics on the other. [via Mercedes-Benz]