Before we say anything about either the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class or the Chevy Camaro, we first must make a disclaimer. Usually when we compare cars, we compare cars that are similar in price. That is not the case with this comparison. The Chevy Camaro is worlds cheaper than the SL-Class, but when it comes to 200-MPH performance, price doesn't matter all that much anyway, right?
The Chevy Camaro, and the Corvette for that matter, are two of the most popular sports cars in the country. Their unending performance and affordable prices make them appealing to anyone who appreciates a shot of adrenaline every now and then. They are not, however, the quickest cars money can buy. In fact, many drivers don't realize this, but there is a trim for almost every Mercedes-Benz model that will not only keep up with the Camaro, but often leave it in the dust. Even SUVs!
|2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® SL 65 Roadster||vs||2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible|
|biturbo 6.0L V12||
|Supercharged 6.2L V8|
|621 HP||Horsepower||650 HP|
|738 lb-ft||Torque||650 lb-ft|
Price aside, we first look to the engine for our daily dose of power. These two cars are actually pretty close here, but the different forced induction methods make for two different monsters. The Chevy uses a supercharger to create a balanced power band all the way up to 650 horsepower. In the Mercedes-Benz AMG®, you will find a biturbo system, creating the kind of torque you might only expect from an electric motor. How does it do this? With the help of Mercedes-Bemz AMG®! Each engine in the SL 65 is hand built by an AMG® engineer with incredible precision. This part-for-part style of assembly drives the cost of the SL-Class through the sunroof, but for good reason. These engines are more reliable, and can actually save you money on the cost of your supercar in the long run. Of course, the fact remains the same that if you want to go insanely fast for the lowest price, the Camaro is your best bet. If you want even more fun mixed with unmatched luxury, the SL 65 is your guy.