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Old 29 September 2015, 01:04 PM
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I know the death of Paul Walker and his friend was a tragic loss and I don't want to offend anyone but how can someone sue a car company for one of there car being unsafe,
Especially when the car was speeding at 90mph and the driver lost control and crashed..
The car must of met all the stringent safety tests to have even been sold in America in the first place.

And to say the car crashed due to it having a twitchy race car nature is ridiculous
The Carrera Gt was praised for its pin sharp handing and race car feel.
Having a overactive stability system like you get on a hatchback would of ruined the car.
Not to mention the car was being driven by a professional racing driver Roger Rodas.

Looking at the state of the vehicle it's unlikely they would of faired any better in any other super car of that period.

I'm guessing owners know the risk of owning a car built for high performance is probably not going to give you the same crash protection rating of a family hatchback,

Good knows what the same crash would of been like if they were in a Arial Atom or TVR

So what now is to stop owners of all other makes of sport car who have stuffed there car due to driving in a exuberant manner now taking out claims on manufactures, Just because the sports car they brought has a tail happy nature or two much power..
Surly that's the reason they brought it in the first place.

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Old 29 September 2015, 01:09 PM
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yeah saw that and tbh i dont think he would approve tbh he went out to see what a fault with the car was is how i read the reports on it. Also modified as well from what porsche have said.

smacks of money making to me
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Old 29 September 2015, 01:10 PM
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I estimate she will get literally nowhere with this case.
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Old 29 September 2015, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Peedee View Post
I estimate she will get literally nowhere with this case.
yeah have to say i agree
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Old 29 September 2015, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
yeah saw that and tbh i dont think he would approve tbh he went out to see what a fault with the car was is how i read the reports on it. Also modified as well from what porsche have said.

smacks of money making to me
Makes me laugh, there's a fault on the car lets drive at 90mph on the public road.

Looking at all other cases of Carrera Gt accidents exessive speed has contributed to every one.

Funny how car reviewers praise a car for race like knife edge handling but when they crash it at illegal speeds they blame the car.
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Originally Posted by InTurbo View Post
Makes me laugh, there's a fault on the car lets drive at 90mph on the public road.

Looking at all other cases of Carrera Gt accidents exessive speed has contributed to every one.

Funny how car reviewers praise a car for race like knife edge handling but when they crash it at illegal speeds they blame the car.
Or the driver is incompetent/driving beyond their ability?
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Old 29 September 2015, 01:33 PM
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Is this in America?

The mad country where some woman sued Porsche when she crashed her car as "they never told me it was this fast"...and won?

The same country where some woman sued Maccy D's when the take-away coffee she bought spilled and scalded her, because "they didn't say it was very hot"...and won?

You STILL think she'll lose?
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Old 29 September 2015, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by alcazar View Post
Is this in America?

The mad country where some woman sued Porsche when she crashed her car as "they never told me it was this fast"...and won?

The same country where some woman sued Maccy D's when the take-away coffee she bought spilled and scalded her, because "they didn't say it was very hot"...and won?

You STILL think she'll lose?
You raise some good points here and it does make you think it will go somewhere
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Old 29 September 2015, 02:46 PM
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From what I have read the family of the Driver already tried to sue Porsche however were unsuccessful as they (Porsche) put the accident down to drier error. Also the daughter of Paul Walker is only 16...! I wonder who is filling her head in to try and get some $'s out of the car manufacturer!
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Old 29 September 2015, 04:38 PM
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He's probably turning in his grave over this.

But as noted, in America, a good legal team can quite frankly get you anything you want.
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Old 29 September 2015, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by InTurbo View Post
Makes me laugh, there's a fault on the car lets drive at 90mph on the public road.

Looking at all other cases of Carrera Gt accidents exessive speed has contributed to every one.

Funny how car reviewers praise a car for race like knife edge handling but when they crash it at illegal speeds they blame the car.
Thats the handling nature of a rwd mid engine car. Very hard to correct.

She must be geting enough money from his royaltys pointless and embarasing trying to sue them
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Old 29 September 2015, 06:29 PM
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Rodas’ widow already tried that and Porsche told her to do one
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Old 29 September 2015, 07:28 PM
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I read that it was something to do with the seat belt pretensioners being too violent or something. Breaking his ribs and pelvis and stopping him escaping from the car. Quite how you could prove it was the seatbelts that broke his ribs/pelvis and not the lampost that the crashed through or the tree that they crashed into is beyond me..

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Old 29 September 2015, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by south_scoob View Post
Thats the handling nature of a rwd mid engine car. Very hard to correct.

She must be geting enough money from his royaltys pointless and embarasing trying to sue them
Exactly, The racing driver who crashed the car was most probably aware of the handling characteristics of the car.
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Originally Posted by alcazar View Post
Is this in America?

The mad country where some woman sued Porsche when she crashed her car as "they never told me it was this fast"...and won?

The same country where some woman sued Maccy D's when the take-away coffee she bought spilled and scalded her, because "they didn't say it was very hot"...and won?

You STILL think she'll lose?
Yes.
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Old 30 September 2015, 12:44 AM
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Old 30 September 2015, 01:14 AM
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Love the he went out to check the car quote !!!!
He was a actor not a mechanic
Also Porsche's widow maker as that is its unofficial title out of the factory was only sold to customers who had race track experience " not track days " ha ha
As for the accident
Industrial estate , lost traction on either a man hole cover or white line resulting in tail spin & under correction & slaming into centre verge curb & trees resulting in breach to fuel tank & ignition .
No case
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Old 30 September 2015, 01:21 AM
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Your Dad is toast love. Sueing any one will not bring him back. Not even all the money in the world
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Old 30 September 2015, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
He's probably turning in his grave over this.

But as noted, in America, a good legal team can quite frankly get you anything you want.
Person A threatens to sue Corp B for $X.
Corp B looks at the costs involved in defending the suit and decides it's cheaper to just give Person A $X.

It's a ****ty system that rewards the rich by moving money from one rich group to another.
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Old 30 September 2015, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jazzyjembreaze View Post
Porsche's widow maker as that is its unofficial title out of the factory was only sold to customers who had race track experience
A carrera gt (when driven propperly) is less of a widow maker then normal car.
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Old 30 September 2015, 12:00 PM
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Never said it wasn't / it was the cars unofficial title from the guys who designed it ^
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Old 30 September 2015, 08:59 PM
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So if they were driving in the same manner in a 2010 Mustang GT convertible with a live rear axle and a Detroit locker they'd all be safe and alive?

Regardless of it was 60-70mph or 90mph hitting a tree and lampost sideways at 60mph will kill you on sudden G-force alone; not instantly, but from internal bleeding.

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