When we first laid our eyes on the Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing last year, we pictured it as Mercedes’ latest in a long line of high-powered machines that could poise a serious threat to the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the world. What we didn’t expect was that the boys from Merc were already tinkering with the idea of building a prototype all-electric SLS AMG. Turns out, we were completely wrong on that part.
Not only is Mercedes tinkering with an all-electric SLS AMG, but apparently, the said car - they’re calling it the SLS AMG E-Cell - is already being given a few test runs on both a race track and a scenic road out in Norway. As was reported a few days ago, the AMG E-Cell comes with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that’s fitted with four-electric motors that are located near the wheels, the results of which can produce 526 horsepower and 649 lb/ft of torque.
Rumors are abound that the car, despite still being in the development stage, is nonetheless scheduled for a release, albeit in a limited run, sometime in the next few years.
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