Mercedes SLS AMG E-CELL separates itself from boring electric car crowd
Mercedes-Benz is taking the SLS AMG E-CELL elecrtric super-sports car along with the largest contingent of vehicles they have ever had to the third Silvretta E-Car Rallye. The German automaker will take a total of seven battery and fuel cell-powered electric cars to the event this year. The challenging rallye takes place in Montafon, Australia July 5-7, 2012.
For the first time, Mercedes will include two brand-new smart fortwo electric drive cars. They will be competing alongside two Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL vehicles, two Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL vehicles and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL. The electric super-sports car is scheduled to make its launch sometime in 2013. It will be driven by Karl Wendlinger, an AMG brand ambassador and former Formula One driver.
The Silvretta E-Car Rallye is not your typical race
The three-day rallye is different from most races. First, it takes place not on a track, but through the mountains of Austria’s Vorarlberg and Tyrol regions. And the winner is not the fastest car, but the victor will be the driver “displaying the greatest degree of uniformity and skill” as they navigate the course. The cars will cover an overall distance of more than 330 kilometers (205 miles), around 30 kilometers longer than last year, and they have made the sections more demanding than ever before.