Mercedes-Benz S600 Versus Camaro SS
Camaro fights for dear life as Mercedes silently tightens its Teutonic death grip.
In many cases, a high-speed roll race between a full-size luxury sedan and a lightly modified American muscle car would favor the smaller, lighter car. However, when a lightly modified Mercedes-Benz S600 takes on a lightly modified Chevrolet Camaro SS, the big German sedan hands out a pretty severe beating.
This roll race between a 2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 and a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS was originally shared in a thread by “iyad.2010” from the OnTheRoad12 YouTube channel. These two performance cars are going head-to-head on the streets of Saudi Arabia, but before looking at the race, let’s talk about the competitors.
The OP is driving the Benz and his mod list includes a gutted catalytic converter, a resonator delete, a K&N air filter and an upgraded intercooler pump. In stock form, this S600 would have offered 493 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, but those upgrades should easily push the big Benz well beyond the 500-horsepower and 600-torque mark.
The Camaro SS is powered by the LS3 V8. In stock form, this American muscle car would have offered 426 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, but this car is fitted with headers and an intake. Depending on whether or not this car is tuned, those upgrades could add quite a bit of power, but we don’t know for sure.
The S600 and Camaro SS go from a low roll, looking to be somewhere in the area of 30-40 miles per hour. On the third honk, both cars hammer down and we can hear the Chevy V8 roar under hard throttle as the driver bangs through the gears. Within a few seconds, the Benz has pulled far enough ahead of the Camaro that the videographer watches the muscle car vanish into the darkness through the rear window of the sedan.
While this isn’t the clearest footage due to the fact that they are racing in the dark, but there is no question that the Camaro SS takes a beating from the sleek S600.