The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a biblical machine. It has all the theatrics of a supercar with that elongated bonnet, gullwing doors and not to mention bellowing V8. But imagine what such a car would be like if you took away its voice. The 6.2 litre motor is very much the beating heart of this car and so when Mercedes announced an all-electric variant I wasn’t too sure.
Well, whatever drama has been deducted by that missing V8 has been replaced by 740BHP. That’s right, this electric car outguns its petrol counterpart in the power department, a first for any plug-in. Sending those ponies to all four wheels whilst churning out 738lb-ft of torque means that the much heavier Electric Drive can get to 62MPH in the same 3.8 seconds it takes the petrol. Charging this SLS via the mains will take 20 hours but this can be reduced by 3 hours with the aid of a quick charge station.
There is no doubt that this car represents a massive leap forward for electric cars in terms of performance and desirability, however, it will cost you… €416,500 to be exact!