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In a strange celebration of the multitudes of wrecked exotics we've recently seen, we've compiled the ten best NHTSA crash tests of sports cars and super cars. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll thank us.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does some pretty mean and twisted things to our cars before we ever get behind the wheel and for that you should thank them. They've helped us choose which cars are the safest for ourselves, our children, our pets as well as for other drivers and pedestrians. By now you've probably seen how bad some of these tests can get, most notable being the recent zero star rating that the Chinese-built Brilliance BS4 received in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) tests, but have you ever really, truly wondered how some of our favorite sports cars and exotic cars have fared in these gruesome tests? Below, you'll find ten crash tests that we've found thanks in part to the magical intarwebz that we've rated in order of least to most cringe-worthy. This has no bearing on how the vehicles actually performed in the test, but more in how they performed based on our ability not to yelp in pain while watching it. You'll either really like or really hate what you'll see, but either way, you'll now know that the NHTSA was in fact looking out for all the tools running around wrecking their exotics. Enjoy!


10. Honda S2000

9. Nissan 350Z

8. Porsche Boxster

7. Corvette C6

6. Mercedes-Benz SL

5. Ford RS200

4. Lamborghini Diablo

3. Jaguar XJ220

2. McLaren F1

1. Formula One

[clips via youtube]

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