Supercars have always been designed using the highest level of technology and engineering. So it was only a matter of time before a proper electric supercar was produced and here it is: the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive. Unlike other sport EV models, this one is fast – very fast. How fast? According to their website this car will propel you from zero to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. So it’s got some punch, but how does it handle? Well, that’s what the Nürburgring is for. This green machine lapped the “Green Hell” of the Nordschleife in 7:56.234 minutes and destroyed the record of 8:09.099 set by the Audi R8 e-tron last year.
However, I have one major question about this super-EV, which happens to look an awful lot like the gas-powered model. With an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, how will anybody know that it’s coming? During the recent Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the electric cars were fitted with a siren to warn people. However, as much as supercar owners crave attention, I seriously doubt that they want a blaring siren to herald their arrival. That is unless they’re being led by a motorcade. Then in that case a siren would be perfect!
The technology behind electric vehicles (EV’s) is astounding. Gearheads may grimace at some current production models, but cannot deny that the R&D behind them is truly next-level stuff. As far as the electric supercars go, Mercedes AMG has set the bar very high; much like this car’s price tag of approximately USD $549,780 (EUR 416,500). We’re anxious to hear what our international My Life at Speeders have to say about this auto, as there are no current plans for this model to be distributed or sold in the United States; but when we know, you’ll know.