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You can own one of the weird experimental electric supercars from Mercedes

Dirk de Jager © 2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

EV supercars are almost exhausting at this point. Sure, no one has mass-produced a serious all-electric supercar, but we’ve been inundated with positive announcements. From Tesla to Lotus to Rimac and back, everyone is talking about the next generation of cutting-edge EV performance. But long before the hype train hit, Mercedes tried out its own EV super sports car: the Mercedes-Benz SLS SMG Electric Drive.

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The SLS Electric Drive, which is offered in the color Green Electric, did not shy away from its fully electric drive. Its extra light color gives the already extroverted body of the SLS with a mile-long nose and gullwing doors more drama. Other cosmetic highlights are the unique grid with a grid pattern and color-coordinated wheel accents. There is nothing subtle about it.

SLS electric drive for sale

Dirk de Jager © 2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

And that shouldn’t be. At the time of its inception, the SLS Electric Drive was the fastest, most powerful EV on sale. It developed 740 hp, securing the highest EV award and the title of Mercedes’ most powerful car at the time of its introduction. The SLS delivered its maximum torque of 738 lb-ft to the wheels from a standing start, allowing it to hit 60 in 3.9 seconds. Modern electric vehicles certainly outperformed it in terms of instant acceleration, but its tremendous performance meant it could accelerate quickly from any speed. Be careful with this lead foot: the range was limited to about 155 miles.

That’s not a ton, but this car isn’t exactly everyday driver stuff. Even if you ignore how far the charging and battery capacities have advanced in the last eight years, you have to feel comfortable with something rarer than a Ferrari F40 LM every day. Only nine were built, each costing around half a million dollars when new. The price for this item is € 1,050,000 ($ 1,269,146 at current exchange rates). So you’d better hope you save a lot of gasoline.

sls electric drive displays

Dirk de Jager © 2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Via Autoblog.

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