Mercedes has announced the SLS AMG Electric Drive has set a new "electrically-powered series production vehicle" lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The car was apparently driven by Markus Hofbauer who posted a time of 7:56.234. This puts the model in the same territory as the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Ferrari California, according to Nurburgringlaptimes.com.
As we have previously reported, the SLS AMG Electric Drive has a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers four electric motors which develop a combined maximum output of 740 hp (551 kW) and 738 lb-ft (999 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and travel approximately 250 km/h (155 miles) on a single charge.