Car that carries high price tag is seldom subject to crash testing nowadays. This is partially due to the significantly higher expense for conducting such test. For example you will never see any Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royces etc., in the US NHTSA, IIHS or Euro NCAP crash tests. This is also true for many Porsche models, including the Panamera.
At this moment, there is no official crash test conducted on the Porsche Panamera. However that does not prevent us to take a peek at how rigid is the Panamera’s safety cage during a frontal crash.
Yesterday, a man driving a Panamera lost control in the Los Angeles International Airport, and crashed then penetrated into Terminal 7’s wall, leaving a big hole in the building. The driver and a passenger in the Panamera just got non-life threatening injuries; Unfortunately the car hit a 9-year-old girl during the accident, and severely injured her.
From the crash scene, it can be seen the Panamera’s engine compartment absorbed most of the impact energy, therefore the passenger cabin remains intact.
At this moment, we wish the 9-year-old girl hit by the Porsche can make through the injury and recover soon.