At this point everyone knows that Paul Walker was the passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT when he died in a car accident on Nov. 30, and that he burned to deathafter the impact. However, the jury is still out on what exactly caused the crash that claimed the lives of Paul and his friend Roger Rodas.
So horrible. TMZ confirms that German Porsche Experts are flying to Los Angeles to assist in the investigation surrounding Paul’s death. Mechanical experts for the luxury car company are helping local law enforcement with a full analysis of the wrecked Carrera GT, which will include the brakes, engine and body. The police also want the experts to help determine the speed Roger was driving at the time of impact, and they’re very interested in the tires. According to TMZ’s sources, “at least one is available for analysis because it was not completely destroyed in the fire.”
Of course, Porsche has another solid reason for assisting with the investigation — their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which sold for $450,000 when it was new, is receiving some very bad press due to the horrible and very public nature of the crash. According to Autoweek Magazine, the vehicle was “notoriously difficult to handle,” even for professional drivers. In fact, a top driver called it “scary,” the magazine reported on Dec. 1. In 2004, right before the Carrera GT went on sale, the company released a memo with a warning about the car, saying it was the closest thing to a racecar they’d ever come out with, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Hopefully, the Porsche experts will help provide closure on what happened to Paul, and fix the issues with the car so that this never happens again. What do you think, HollywoodLifers?
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