Actor Paul Walker's Porsche Carrera GT, remarkable in both terms of appearance as well as engine and features, became popular in 2005, only 1270 units produced during the production in 2004. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sports car is a 2-door roadster comes with a 5.7 L DOHC V10, it has has a 6-speed manual transmission. And is able to produce 612 horsepower. Porsche offers a choice of 5 colors to be applied on the porsche carrera gt. Among them is the Porsche Carrera GT Red, black, silver, gray and yellow.
Unfortunately for Paul Walker, star of the Fast and the Furious films,who used kebanggaanya Porsche carrera GT car at the time he died last November 30th in a Los Angeles, suburb in a one-car crash that had Walker as the passenger, and his friend and business partner Roger Rodas as the driver,who
was taking the star for a brief joyride after a charity event. Even when safe driving becomes a major factor. Proving that accidents can happen to anyone, no matter how carefull a good driver controls his car.
Driver Roger Rodas , appeared to be driving that day at excessive speed in a small office park, causing the Porsche to go out of control. Rodas was an active sports car racer in the Pirelli World Challenge sports car series, where he competed primarily in hot-rodded Ford Mustangs. Roger Rodas's widow has filed a lawsuit against the auto manufacturer. Claiming the Carrera GT suffered from design flaws, and a ill-functioning suspension caused the crash.
The law suit alleges that on November 30, 2013, Roger W. Rodas while driving his own 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, at a speed of 55 miles per hour when the Porsche loss control and hit a light pole. Finally impacting the car into three trees and catching fire, killing both Rodas and Walker. The lawsuit claims that this was because of a lack of proper safety features.
But not mentioning that the Porsche, which had been driven only a few thousand miles in its nearly 10-year history, reportedly was still wearing its original tires. Making the Carrera GT unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose.
An official investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in late March determined that it was "unsafe speeds" which caused the accident. The investigation concluded that the vehicle was traveling at 80 to 93 miles per hour at the time of the crash. The car was traveling in a 45-mph zone.
The findings detailed in Kristine M. Rodas' lawsuit differ greatly from those findings.
Roger W. Rodas was an experienced race car driver according to Kristine, Rodas' widow, who alleges in testimony that her husband was an experienced race car driver and car enthusiast, owning up to ten Porsches at any given time. The suit details the design specifics of the car her husband was driving, alleging that it was originally designed to be a Le Mans racecar, before being turned into a ultra-high performance super-sports car.
But did not have the proper crash protection, such as a properly functioning crash cage, and a proper racing fuel cell. The latter, the suit alleges, would have prevented the fire. Further, the suit alleges that Porsche Cars North American Inc. was aware of the dangers the vehicle presented and never took any measures to increase safety or notify owners of the dangers. Kristine, Rodas' is seeking a jury trial where she seeking an unspecified amount in damages, to be determined at the time of trial.
Car collector, TV star Jay Leno, also owns a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sports car and admits similar issues with his car losing control at similar speeds.
Paul Walker was filming "Fast & Furious 7" at the time of his death. His brothers have stepped in to help complete some of Walker's final scenes in the film. Roger W. Rodas was survived by his wife and two young children.