Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric

Like the theory of Texas Pete being good for paper cuts, the theory that electric cars aren’t drool-worthy is quickly losing all validity. The latest car to smash that stereotype is the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric ($536,202), a speedster that looks like it could be in Tron 4 or whatever number they’d be up to if they somehow decided to make another one of those things. With its startlingly vivid electricbeam magno paint scheme, carbon fiber front splitter, high-voltage lithium-ion 60-kWh battery pack, and ability to summon the power of 747 horses, doing 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds never looked better–or used less fuel.

2012 SLS AMG Roadster

Straight pimpin’ son. That’s what you’ll say as you roll this mean machine off the lot. Set to ship in late 2011, Mercedes’ SLG AMG Roadster gets a few nips and tucks, but maintains its awe-inspiring sexiness. Dropped are the gull-wing doors while Mercedes has added a soft top, resulting in a bit more weight (88 pounds to be exact). That hasn’t hampered its 0 to 100km/h speed of 3.8 seconds. Topping out at an electronically limited speed of 197 mph, the SLS AMG packs a 6.3-liter V-8. Oh look, and it’s only $279k US. Will that be cash, check or charge?