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Porsche getting sued over Paul Walker’s death

Published by on May 13, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Paul Walker Porsche Lawsuit

A lawsuit against Porsche has recently been filed by Kristine Rodas, the wife of Roger Rodas, who claims that there are some safety flaws in the Carrera GT, the supercar built by Porsche between 2004 and 2007 in a limited production run of only 1,270 units. Rodas was the one who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT that killed him and actor Paul Walker in that terrible crash last November. According to the widow, the car that killed both her husband and the famous actor had some mechanical problems caused by the way the vehicle was designed. Among these issues, official documents mention the lack of a crash-cage (a safety feature for severe crashes, specific to motorsports), an error to the suspension design and also the fuel tank lacking several safety systems.

More than that, Kristine Rodas claims that her husband was not speeding when the crash happened and that he was driving no more than 55 mph, despite the police investigation revealing that the Carrera GT was doing around 100 mph when the Rodas lost control of the car. Despite initial speculation that the two were street racing another vehicle, no evidence has been found to support that, but speeding was considered from the beginning as the main factor that caused the crash. Both Rodas and Walker were racing fans, the former also being a professional racing driver that raced in several competitions in the United States.

After the official investigation ended, a team of Porsche engineers analyzed the wreck to see if anything had gone wrong with the car. Their conclusion was that the Carrera GT had no technical malfunctions, but they did mention that the tires were 9 years old, some of the parts had been upgraded or modified and the car was poorly maintained.

Source: Jalopnik

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