The brand new Mercedes Benz SLS AMG electric drive coupe turned some heads early this month when it completed the twelve mile long northern circuit of the world famous Nürburgring race track in record time. With a lap time of 7:56.234 minutes, this marks the first time that an electric drive production vehicle has completed the track, which is also known as ‘Green Hell’ with a time under 8 minutes.
A Huge Milestone For Electric Cars
A spokesman for Mercedes Benz has indicated that this impressive time showcases the car’s unique and innovative drive solution and highlights the high level of sls motoring performance exhibited by the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive.
Tobias Moers, head of overall vehicle development went on record to say that, ‘With the extremely efficient battery technology deriving from Formula 1, four electric motors positioned close to the wheels, the individual wheel torques AMG Torque Dynamics, the SLS eSound and our ambitious AMG Lightweight Performance design strategy, the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive generates a breathtaking sensation unlike any other model out on the road.’