So, you’re the lucky owner of a shiny new 2012 Chevy Camaro and you happen to be on, say, Woodward Avenue in Michigan on any given summer weekend night. A heckler in a Mustang pulls up next to you at the light, and the next thing you know the light turns green and it’s off to the races. As this is happening, some tuned Honda Civic pushing 350 horsepower to the front wheels pulls out of a gas station in front of you as you’re storming down the smooth asphalt. You maneuver out of the way, only to lose control and collide into a tree. How unfortunate.
Luckily, the 2012 Camaro doesn’t have the structural integrity of tin foil. In fact, it’s much better, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, which recently ran it through a series of crash tests that were revised for 2011 to make it more difficult for cars to earn high scores. Believe it or not, the Camaro, yes the Camaro, was the first vehicle to ace all six new NHTSA crash tests. At this point, 46 other new vehicles have also been tested, and the Camaro stands above all of them. So if you do decide to take on the punk with the Dodge Charger, be assured that the 2012 Camaro is ready for a worst-case scenario. Also, don’t race between lights, because it’s dangerous.