2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing eDrive with electric drive
The upcoming 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing supercar will really get an electric drive version. This information was officially confirmed today by the German car manufacturer.
According to the company, the electric-powered version of the sports vehicle will be called 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing eDrive and will feature a set of four electric engines. Installed inside the wheels and powered by a liquid cooled 40Ah battery pack, the electric powerplants will produce a total of 526hp of power and 880 Nm of torque readily available from just about 0 rpm.
More than that, this kind of solution will make the SLS AMG Gullwing eDrive one of the best AWD supercars in the world because the intelligent all-wheel-drive system will be to send just the right amount of torque at just the right time to each wheel according to the driving conditions. No more hassle with limited slip differentials and even the best ABS and ESP systems will look obsolete when compared to the eDrive. Wow.
Okay, may be I am overly enthusiastic here, but I am positively sure that this super-EV is going to be a hit. And, I suppose, the much over-hyped Tesla Roadster and all other actual and still planned competitors will suck a great deal compared to this supercar.
More specs. Mercedes-Benz promises that the SLS Gullwing eDrive will be able to jump from zero to 100km/h in just four seconds and will possibly have a top speed close to 250 km/h.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer stays mum as to the battery’s charging time and the vehicle’s driving range. Well, they’d better be the best.