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What you're looking at here is the very top of the line from Mercedes-Benz
. The Electric Drive version is based on the SLS AMG, but replaces its 6.2-liter V8 with 751 horsepower's worth of electric motors. The result is the fastest electric car you can buy.
The claim is backed up by the latest record which Mercedes showcased at the vaunted Nurburgring Nordschleife, widely regarded as the most demanding racing circuit ever made and the standard by which high-performance automobiles are measured. Its leader board of laps times is the ultimate in automotive bragging rights, and the SLS Electric Drive just set the fastest lap ever achieved in a road-going electric vehicle.