Stock Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG versus 900+ hp 4th Gen Camaro

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG versus Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1 photo
Photo: YouTube/ilovesmbdy
Well, this is obviously not your average drag race, because in this scenario we have two very different cars: one very fast stock supercar and a highly tuned sports car.
In the stock corner we have the potent Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, with a respectable 3.8 seconds worth of naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration and 571 horsepower developed by a 6.2-liter normally aspirated engine.

Of course, in this case, the zero to whatever acceleration figures don't matter as much, since this is a rolling start drag race, but the 650 Nm (479.4 lb/ft) torque is nothing to be ashamed of.

In the insane tuning corner we have a fourth generation Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with a 7-liter LSX engine that's been turbocharged to offer over 900 horsepower.

Not exactly the most fair race in the world, especially since, according to the video description, it took place at an altitude of 3077 ft (938 m). At that altitude, also according to the YouTube account owner, the SLS's normally aspirated engine should lose about 10% of its power, while the turbocharged Camaro only about 1%.

On top of that, the SLS AMG had both the driver and the passenger seats occupied, while the Camaro driver was alone in the car. We're not too sure if the power loss really is that high, but, either way, we knew the SLS AMG would lose even before the race started. The interesting bit is the way it loses, since the difference in the video between the two cars doesn't seem to be as incredible as we were expecting.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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