Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
Normally powered by a throbbing V-8 gasoline engine, the SLS AMG E-Cell is a much quieter way of rearranging your internal organs. Unless you’re looking at it, in which case the violently yellow color scheme will burn holes through your retinas.
Rubber will burn too, though all-wheel drive ensures you might find more traction than in its rear-drive, gasoline brother. 0-62mph takes only 3.8 seconds, and if you get bored of that, you can always play the SLS party trick of opening both “gull-wing” doors at once for passers-by.
Audi R8 e-tron
Audi might recently have canned some of its smaller electric vehicles, but the R8 e-tron is still on target for production, which makes it all the more exciting. Like the Mercedes SLS above, the e-tron will use four electric motors (playing on Audi’s quattro heritage), producing a combined 313 horsepower. That’s not supercar-like on its own, but the 0-60mph time of around 4.5 seconds is much more like it. As is the production electric car record at the infamous Nurburgring Nordshleife.
Range is expected to be around 150 miles and a charge should take six to eight hours. That supercar rarity will apply here too–Audi only plans to build 1,000 of the electric R8. Exclusivity will be guaranteed.