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Paul Walker’s Porsche Once Named Most Dangerous Car on the Road

By on December 3, 2013
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While Hollywood and fans mourns the death of , inevitably new questions arise such as whether or not his Porsche should’ve even been on the road. His 2005 had a history of crashes and unnerved many experienced drivers. To many racing professionals, Walker’s 2005 demanded vigilance with its 208mph top speed, 600hp and 5.7 liter race-derived V10 engine.

, famous world rally champion and Porsche Tester, once called the the Porsche Carrera GT

…the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared…I came back into the pits and I was white

Top Gear driver, , warned that “you need to be awake to drive this car fast” and that “it’ll bite your head off” if you make a mistake. Jay Leno crashed the car going 165mph at Talladega Superspeedway in 2009. Even the former owner of Walker’s Porsche Carrera GT, IndyCar star , cautioned,

It’s a race car for the street. Simple as that. It asks for and needs respect at all time. It’s not a car for people who don’t have experience driving high end vehicles or race cars really for that matter. However I believe Roger [Roger Rodas, the driver in the crash] was an experienced road racer. To me the CGT is in the top 3 vehicles ever made, possibly the greatest road car ever made. “

Porsche has previously admitted handling problems with the supercar, once paying out part of a $4.5m settlement for the death of Corey Rudl, a a prospective Carrera GT buyer, riding shotgun in a GT at a Ferrari Owner’s Club track day.

Put the deadliness of the GT’s history together with the fact that police haven’t ruled out drag racing [they have] and that sources have said his Porsche was 100+ mph in a 45 mph zone, it’s looking possible that inexperience, speeding, a fluid leak and/or the Porsche’s racing design all contributed to Walker’s death.

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