Electric cars have sure come along way from the Prius. While Tesla and Fisker (along with some others) have made some great inroads in the high performance electric car category, Mercedes is the first large scale, high performance car company to tackle the task, and tackle it they did!
The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is the most powerful AMG high-performance ever, with 740hp and 740 ft.lb torque. Top speed is limited to 155mph (BOOOOOO!), and 0-62 is covered in 3.9 seconds. Power is delivered via 4 high power synchronous electric motors, which provide almost instant full torque.
Other features like KERS and the amazing chrome-blue paint are on the prototype, and we sure hope they make it to production.
Price? $536,200 – but think of all the money you will save on gas! Available next summer.