This puts the model in the league of Porsche Panamera Turbo and Ferrari California when it comes to lap time. Markus Hofbauer was behind the wheel. The feat follows Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3’s 1st overall win in the 24 Hours Nürburgring.
The electric drive version of SLS AMG corresponds to the series version to be launched later this month. Mercedes-AMG GmbH’s gullwing moves forward to being strongest and fastest electrically-powered series production car. SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
“For the first time, an electrically-powered series production vehicle circles the Nürburgring Nordscheife in under eight minutes. The record for the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive in 7:56.234 minutes on the Nordschleife shows the special position of our innovative and unique drive solution. 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”, said Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
“Mercedes-AMG impressively shows the potential of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with the new record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically-powered series production vehicle. This record run is another proof for our constant innovative vigour“, said Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.