Monday, 10 June 2013

Ugly but fast

I am not sure I like the look of this, but you have to admit it is fast.

Electric Mercedes SLS AMG sets new Nurburgring lap record
The Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive has lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife - 'north loop' - in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes.
In setting this time, the electric SLS AMG has also become the first electrically-powered series production vehicle to have completed a lap in under eight minutes.
"The record for the SLS AMG Coupe 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 Coupe Electric Drive generates a breathtaking sensation unlike any other model out on the road," according to Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

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