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Is Torque Vectoring The Killer App Of Electric Sports Cars?

Torque vectoring. That is, the mechanical act of varying the amount of torque sent to each wheel — left to right in two-wheel-drive cars and also front to back in AWD — to improve traction and maximize a car's cornering ability. Did I say mechanical? Silly me. I also mean electronic. » 4/11/13 5:23pm 4/11/13 5:23pm

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Is A Tire Murderer

Wider track, stiffer springs and dampers and a voice that's part Lemmy from Mötorhead, part a few dozen M134 Gatling Guns, and part 12V71 Detroit Diesel through straight pipes. And that's a completely exaggeration-free statement. Either way, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series can shred some tires. » 3/20/13 3:33pm 3/20/13 3:33pm

In the company of the SLS AMG’s cracklesnortpopboom V8

On a conscious level, the Mercedes–Benz SLS AMG is a cynical marketing ploy designed to milk the memory of Mercedes’s 1950s motorsport achievements. But listen to one at full throttle in a tunnel and all is forgiven. The SLS AMG makes the most viscerally wonderful supercar noise since Ferrari invented Ferraris. » 9/16/11 4:00pm 9/16/11 4:00pm