Mercedes has released a video of David Coulthard taking a spin in the SLS AMG E-Cell. See it inside.

Mercedes has released a video of David Coulthard taking a spin in the SLS AMG E-Cell.

The retired Formula One driver was surprised by the acceleration, calling it "instant, but smooth" and "way, way more than I expected." More importantly, the car handles the slalom impressively - thanks to its low center of gravity.

As we have previously reported, the E-Cell has a lithium-ion battery pack which provides power to four electric motors. Producing a combined 392 kW (526 bhp / 533 PS) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque, the motors enable the SLS AMG E-Cell to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds.

David Coulthard drives Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell