Capitol Offense LeMons Day One Over, Gigantic Benz Leads!Murilee Martin6/20/10 1:00amFiled to: 24 hours of lemons24 Hours Of Lemons Washington DCCapitol OffenseCapitol Offense 24 Hours Of LemonsCapitol Offense LemonsWest VirginiaRacingMercedes-Benz S50071EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkHow in the hell can you get a Mercedes-Benz S500 for under 500 bucks? Welcome to the world of white-elephant German luxury cars! For reasons nobody can understand, the monster Mercedes ended the first race session with a 4-lap lead.It's always pretty entertaining to read the comments from readers who can't believe it's possible to buy any car for under 500 bucks, much less a 10-year-old statusmobile. There's nothing we love better than brutal 99.999% depreciation! Team Sgt Schultz Zwei did pretty well at the last South Carolina race, in spite of the car's vast bulk and consistently overheating brakes, and now the team seems to have found a way to keep racking up pretty quick laps (its 2:01 best time is respectable, but not even close to the 1:57 laid down by the Police Brutality Lincoln Mark VIII). I remain skeptical that the S500 can keep it up, since those brake rotors must be experiencing fusion-scale temperatures, but you just never know what will happen at a 24 Hours of LeMons race!