Comments - SLS Smashes Nurburging EV Record

Published: Jun 07, 2013
Description: Just a couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz won the Nurburgring 24 Hours in the SLS AMG GT3. But the Gullwing supercar isn't done with the Ring just yet. Mercedes has now taken the electric version bac...
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Donovan Ybanez Jun 08, 2013
As strange as it would be not hearing the roar of an engine, I love that EV performance is pushing the envelope. I welcome technology advances.
Fakir Smith Jun 08, 2013
Nobody cares about an EV anything! Stop with the agenda!!!
Ismail Nabhaan Shamoon Jun 07, 2013
David, Peter is replying to Fadi
David Harris Jun 07, 2013
Peter they are talking about electric cars
Peter Mark Gacek Jun 07, 2013
I thought the old R32 GT-R was the first car under 8?
Fadi Najor Jun 07, 2013
The time of the NSX was that, it was the first road production vehicle to lap the ring in under 8 minutes. Cars have come a long way...
4theloveofacceleration Jun 08, 2013
electric vehicles aren't completely silent, just a different sound and quiet. At the IOM TT the top electric motorcycles are averaging about 105mph, whereas the 1000's are 125ish. the tech has gotten a lot better in a rather short time actually.
Paul McGuire Jun 08, 2013
Imagine being there to witness it. Hearing to roar of the erm, friction of the tires on the tarmac.
Gary Alaina Jun 08, 2013
Wow really? Lol.. Well if a Prius gets you going...
Matt Marchant Jun 08, 2013
Yes. I'll take this over the awful noisy gas guzzling 6.2 engine
Devon Smithers Jun 08, 2013
The 80's called, they want their DayGlo back...
Jason Ware Jun 07, 2013
The grill is like an optical illusion
Taylor Rosello Jun 07, 2013
Kinda looks like it was attacked with highlighters
Aaron Abely Jun 07, 2013
No engine no fun. And what a crazy color. Not very fond if that.
Brittany Sawyer Jun 07, 2013
I dont like the colored grille but green (or yellow?) looks a lot better than baby blue
Max Ignatyev Jun 07, 2013
This car is really cool.
Max Ignatyev Jun 07, 2013
Tyler, you're dumb.
Jacob Burford Jun 07, 2013
I love the look of a regular SLS, but this is not as pretty, and without the monster soundtrack, it looses my vote!
mathias.henz.7 Jun 07, 2013
its not a good idea taking that curb
Ben Hislop Jun 07, 2013
What did they have to take out of that car to make it that fast?
Tyrone Smith Jun 07, 2013
Reminds me of the crayon I never touched as a kid, because it was so ugly.
Tyrone Smith Jun 07, 2013
I'm not feeling this yellow green color...
Eli Bonner Jun 07, 2013
@John Couldn't agree more!
John Lanzetta Jun 07, 2013
No exhaust sound = no fun
Gary Alaina Jun 07, 2013
Electric and performance don't make sense to me. I'm all for pushing technology and I love the new Ferrari and maclaren, but with out a proper internal combustion engine this things, far to heavy and has far to low mileage to ever be a properly good car. I hope the find a way to make batteries half the size hey are, cuz right one electrics really crud
max.ignatyev Jun 07, 2013
I love it!!!!
Tara Fitria Jun 07, 2013
I think the weight of the battery pack has something to do with why it should seem faster given the power and torque numbers.
Tho MA Jun 07, 2013
Considering how much torque is available in an EV that time is kinda slow. That much hp and torque should have produce a faster lap time. I been on the ring, a lot of corners, torque should have helped
Tho MA Jun 07, 2013
It has 740hp. If it couldnt beat the other electric vehicles that would have been a shame. But i thought the whole point of an EV is mpg.
Tho MA Jun 07, 2013
With competion like the Prius, Leaf, Volt, Tesla, etc... Umm. Hooray, congratulations; i guess
dustin.emerick.12 Jun 07, 2013
It's so ugly
Tyler Wallace Jun 07, 2013
welp the word electric made me exit this article
Rafael Ridwan Jun 07, 2013
Argghh no.the yellow grill
Description: The SLS smashed the 8:09.099 lap recorded by the Audi R8 e-tron, which previously claimed the “production” EV lap record even though it has not reached production and looks like it never will. It's th...
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Quinn Rogers Jun 07, 2013
It's slower because it weighs like 5,000 pounds
Ben Brosh Jun 07, 2013
Probably weight and the distribution of it. Think of how many batteries must be there and all of the necessary supporting parts to make it into an EV.
Eli Bonner Jun 07, 2013
How does the gasoline version accelerate faster? It has less power and the torque isn't instantaneous.
Jason Ware Jun 09, 2013
Look like someone broke a bunch of glow sticks and dumped em all over a Mercedes.
John Car Jun 08, 2013
No SLS looks cheap
Guo-Sheng Huang Jun 08, 2013
Looks cheap
Jonathan Romero Jun 07, 2013
The grill should at least be black to add contrast, you can land a plane in this car
Ray Thomas Jun 07, 2013
I'm in love with the yellow! But the chrome blue it was revealed in takes the cake
Jun 07, 2013
Tennis ball exactly what I thought too
Tyrone Smith Jun 07, 2013
This color ruins it.
Tyrone Smith Jun 07, 2013
It's ugly all over.
Nihal Pradhan Jun 07, 2013
Add some black
Tara Fitria Jun 07, 2013
Reminds me of a tennis ball.
Rishi Sawla Jun 07, 2013
Ugly grill
Evan Liebgott Jun 07, 2013
Wayyyy too much yellow
John Patten Jun 07, 2013
I wonder if its yellow
Zachary Emick Jun 07, 2013
Looks like a highlighter
Joe Robinson Jun 13, 2013
matches the color of the numbers... Nice!!
Jason Ware Jun 07, 2013
Holy shit