Shock therapy: Merc’s electric SLS
TopGear does the morning rounds in the world’s fastest milk-float: the all-electric Mercedes SLS E-cell
Posted: 05 May 2011
But the thing that really knocks you sideways is what happens when you do that instinctive driver thing and try to blip the throttle pedal. In the SLS you get the expected AMG V8 thunder and a ripple of torque reversal along the driveline. In the E-cell you get nothing at all. Yet the glowing instruments and that low hum tell you that the car is good to go. As with all electric cars, it's up to you how fast and how far you're prepared to recalibrate your personal expectations.