2012 Porsche 911 Safety

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Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has crash-tested the Porsche 911, as is common with expensive sports cars, but it packs a healthy set of standard and optional safety equipment.

Integrated into all 911s, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) offers the benefits of a stability and traction control system with gradations depending on the performance mode selected, all tuned to deliver effortless performance while keeping the car pointed in the direction the driver intends--even if they mishandle the car. A standard set of airbags, including front and side units, plus Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP) which adds thorax airbags in the seats and an upward-inflating airbag in the door panel, plus side impact protection in the doors.

Optional ceramic composite brakes can take the braking ability of the 911 even higher, and the aluminum-and-steel body is designed from the ground up to absorb impact energy while protecting the occupants.

It hasn't yet been crash tested, but the 2012 Porsche 911 offers an impressive array of standard safety equipment.

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