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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive sets speed record

With a time of 7:56.234 minutes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive recorded the fastest lap ever by an electric car. In fact, it's the first to complete the loop in under 8 minutes, something the Audi R8 e-tron failed to do.

The SLS AMG Electric Drive now rivals the Ferrari F430 F1 and Acura NSX. Its four electric motors combine to produce 751 horsepower, allowing 0-100km/h acceleration in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive will go on sale in a few weeks at €420,000 (Canadian availability and pricing have yet to be announced).

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG electric Drive
Photo: Mercedes-Benz