Top 10 Cars of the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2012 Paris Motor Show
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9. Mercedes SLS Electric Drive

The next step in Mercedes’ electric SLS development project, the SLS Electric Drive is a hard car to miss at the Paris Motor Show.

Using a lithium-ion battery pack inspired by the brand’s 2009 Formula 1 car, the German sports car utilizes four electric motors to produce 740-hp and 737 lb-ft of torque to rocket this green machine to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It has a range of 155 miles and can be charged in as little as just three hours.

If there is a down-side to the car it’s that it uses an ultra-expensive carbon fiber monocoque to help keep weight down, which is certainly necessary as the batteries alone weigh 1,208 lbs.