Mercedes-Benz has set a new lap record on the Nürburgring, this time with an SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive. Taking just 7 minutes and 56.234 seconds to complete the lap, the SLS is also the first electric vehicle to lap the famous race track in less than 8 minutes.
“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,” said Chairman of Mercedes-AMG, Ola Källenius.
According to the German marque, the bright yellow SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive that set the record corresponds to the series production model that will hit the market this month in Europe. Equipped with four electric motors that produce a total output of 552kW (751hp) and 1,000Nm of maximum torque, the all-wheel drive SLS AMG Electric Drive is currently the most powerful AMG model.
It rockets from 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, all without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Like all electric vehicles, the neck-breaking torque is all available from zero.
Hit play in the video below for the quietest lap record on the Nürburgring.