Marvel at the skills and precision of this man saving his own life

Witness driver Augustin Kuntz avoiding what could have been a fatal crash on a 20-year-old Porsche 993 C2. I love to see people dominating their nerves and using their skills and reflexes to master a powerful machine to avoid a total disaster. It's like going down the Death Star trench and blowing it in real life.


More Proof That The Best Way To Survive A Crash Is To Avoid It

There are two kinds of car safety — there's passive safety like airbags and crumple zones. Then there's active safety like a car that lets you avoid a crash in the first place. This is a perfect demonstration of the latter.

The driver Augustin Kuntz is behind the wheel of his Porsche 993 C2. It's around 20 years old and it hails from a time before high-strength steel substructures, side-curtain airbags, and lane-departure warning systems.


But it is nimble, with high grip levels and great visibility. To most people its thin window pillars and frail styling make it look unsafe. As you can see from this video, car safety isn't just about how well a vehicle deforms when it hits something. It's also about preventing crashes from happening altogether.

The condition of the other drivers in this crash is unknown.