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In 2013 Mercedes created the most powerful AMG of all time and, the world’s fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle. The SLS delivers enormous thrust courtesy of four synchronous electric motors providing a combined maximum output of 552 kW and maximum torque of 1000 Nm.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a 2-seater luxury grand tourer developed by Mercedes-AMG and was the first Mercedes-Benz designed in-house by AMG. The car, which has gull-wing doors, is the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and is described by Mercedes-Benz as a spiritual successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. SLS stands for “Sport Leicht Super” (Sport Light Super).
The all-wheel drive of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive guarantees traction of the four driven wheels. AMG use the term “Torque Dynamics” to refer to individual control of the electric motors where each wheel can be both electrically driven and electrically braked, depending on the driving conditions. This helps to optimize the vehicle’s cornering, reduce any oversteer or understeer, increase the yaw damping of the basic vehicle, reduce the steering effort and steering angle required and increase traction.
The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive lapped Germany’s Nurburgring in 7min 56.234sec, making it the first electrically powered series production vehicle to complete the legendary circuit in under eight minutes.
This car is best explained by Chris Harris who met with Jan Feustel to understand how the car works and it’s well worth a watch!
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