High performance cars are a dream for many drivers. The fast acceleration, braking and maneuverability of a high performance car are something special, not to mention the comfort and quality control offered by the higher end models. Some of the characteristics of high performance cars lend themselves to greater auto safety, as well.
Frequently, quick braking is necessary to avoid a would-be collision. When someone tailgates you, pulls out in front of you at an intersection, or slams on the brakes to avoid an animal in the road, you need to be able to react. More than that, your car needs to be able to react as well. High performance cars have the very latest in high quality braking, often with hugely expensive brakes that can bring the car to a halt remarkably fast.
As braking is sometimes necessary, so too is accelerating. If you are already in the process of going through an intersection and someone comes flying through the red light, braking right in the middle of their path won’t save you—you have to accelerate to get out of the way. High performance cars are well known for their acceleration, with some of the higher end models attaining 0 to 60 in significantly less than 5 seconds.
Finally, maneuverability is a vital part of a high performance car which helps the driver to be safe. Imagine you’re driving on the freeway and someone who is right next to you begins to pull into your lane. You could honk your horn, but they’re already in the process of moving over and by the time they react, it will be too late. You’ll need to move over to make room for them fast. Hopefully, you’re not sandwiched between 2 cars, and moving over is as simple as quickly swerving to the side. Maneuverability can also be helpful in poor weather conditions, even when there are no other cars around.
The braking, accelerating and maneuverability of a high performance car lend themselves well to driver safety—as long as the driver uses these traits judiciously.