As expected, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro through its vehicle safety crash tests recently. What’s surprising isn’t that the Camaro did well—most cars do these days—but that it aced every single category, getting five stars across the board in all six tests, and becoming the first car to do so.
Don’t let the retro styling fool you. While the Camaro Concept was reintroduced back at the Detroit Auto Show in 2006, the production version of the wide-bodied Camaro was built to withstand high-speed impacts.
When the Camaro was finally unleashed to public in the spring of 2009 as a 2010 model loyal enthusiasts of the brand came in droves. Chevy came correct knowing that these enthusiasts would want to lay down some rubber, and so the Camaro comes with the latest safety features, plus an exceptionally sturdy structure. Features like an aluminum brace to fit over the engine, dual-stage frontal, side-impact, and head-curtain side airbags are standard. Other standard safety features include antilock disc brakes and stability control.
But enough of that. You want to see the test, so check out the video below to see for yourself how the Camaro fared.
Source: YouTube, Safercar.gov