VIDEO: Mercedes SLS E-Cell Acceleration Tested Against E63 AMG
On monday we brought you some details about the upcoming, beautiful, techno-bombshell known as the Mercedes SLS E-Cell. Dressed in highlighter green it’s hard not to stare, although I think the words “electric-powered SLS” would have drawn almost as big a crowd. I understand everyone wants to jump on the “green train”, but things are getting out of hand.
Today we have a follow-up video from our friends at Streetfire.net, showing the SLS doing what it was meant to do: hauling ass. The first video talked about the details of the car, how the systems work, and gave a once-over of the car. (At least, that’s what our minds decided the host was saying in his strange language.) It appears once Mercedes was done with the pleasantries of journalist trots around the neighborhood and red carpet events, it got back to doing what made us fall in love with them in the first place, perfecting speed. Make the jump to watch the video.
I’ll be honest, I don’t love Mercedes cars because of how they look. Most of them are like nuclear physicists; brilliant at their task, but their appearance won’t snap my head around and cause an accident. We love them because they’re fast. Big V12 – glue turbos onto it – “Go, have fun” – fast. The SLS, of course, is the best of both; fast and stunning. But in this day of “Reduce Reuse Recycle” loud pipes are frowned on. The Porsche 918 Concept showed us green cars don’t have to be boring, slow, and castrated. The SLS E-Cell is Mercedes’ contribution to the world. With 526hp and 649lb-ft. of torque from 4 electric motors, it’s a much appreciated offering.
To demonstrate to us that it’s not just a pretty face with the electric motor from your Power Wheels, Mercedes has been testing the SLS E-Cell alongside what appears (and sounds) to be a E63 AMG. If that’s the comparison, you can bet the E-Cell will be as shocking (yeah we said it) to drive as it is to look at. If you compare the time it takes for each car to reach the braking point, they’re almost dead even. The future of electric cars may be very quiet, but that will just make our giggles and screams more audible.