2012 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Excels in NHTSA’s New Crash Tests [with Videos]

Here’s some more good news for General Motors as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe is the first car to score the highest possible five-star rating in every individual test of the National Highway Traffic Safery Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program since the introduction of the new standards in 2011.

The more rigorous federal testing procedures that NHTSA introduced for 20111 include a new side barrier test and a new side pole test that simulates a 20-mph side-impact crash into a 10-inch-diameter pole or tree at a 75-degree angle just behind the A-pillar on the driver’s side.

“The Camaro has always been about performance, and that includes safety performance,” said Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser. “We always strive for five-star ratings, and the fact that we achieved them under more rigorous requirements is a great accomplishment.”

The 2012 Camaro’s safety specification includes six airbags, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and seat belt pretensioners as standard.

GM notes that the five-star rating does not apply to the convertible version, which despite having received a five-star rating in the rollover test, has not yet been tested by the NHTSA under the new 2011 standards.


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