Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is developing a electric gullwing super sportscar.

The gullwinged electric SLS AMG will have four in-wheel electric motors with a combined peak output of 392 kW and a maximum torque of 880 Nm. It will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in around 4 seconds putting it on the same high level as the SLS AMG with a 6.3-litre V8 engine.

Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, is also a major shareholder in Tesla Motors and the two companies are working together on a “Smart EV” project.

The 1955 model of the original Mercedes Gullwing
The 1955 model of the original Mercedes Gullwing