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 |  Jun 06 2013, 7:33 PM

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive circled the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234, making it the first electric vehicle to turn in a sub-eight minute lap.

The record lap was set just two weeks after the SLS AMG GT3 took home the win at the 24 Hours or Nurburgring, allowing Mercedes-AMG to show off the potential of its sporty coupe. The SLS AMG Electric Drive will be the German automaker’s strongest AMG high-performance car when it launches later this month featuring 751 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque thanks to four electrical motors. It accelerates to 62 mph from a standstill in just 3.9 seconds.

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“Mercedes-AMG impressively shows the potential of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with the new record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife,” said Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically-powered series production vehicle. This record run is another proof for our constant innovative vigour.”

GALLERY: Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Laps Nurburgring

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