Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive has set a lap record of 7:56.234 minutes at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This comes barely two weeks after its counterpart the SLS AMG GT3 claimed the first victory for Mercedes at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The SLS AMG Electric Drive has claimed the lap record for electric production vehicles in less than eight minutes.
The record was set on the 20.832 km long race track in the Eifel. The SLS AMG Electric Drive is powered by four electric motors situated at each wheel. It produces 751 hp and maximum torque of 1,000 Nm. The car can do a 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds before attaining an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. The lithium polymer batteries are located behind the cockpit and down the center tunnel.
In regard to the lap record, Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH said;
Mercedes-AMG impressively shows the potential of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with this new record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer to have circled the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically-powered series production vehicle. This record run is further proof for our constant innovative vigour.
Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH added;
For the first time, an electrically-powered series production vehicle has lapped 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.
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