Paul Walker’s Death: Porsche Issued Memo About Dangers Of Carrera GT

Tue, December 3, 2013 10:18am EDT by 19 Comments
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This story is just getting more and more tragic. The car that Paul and Roger crashed on Nov. 30 was ridiculously powerful and not very safe, according to new documents released by Porsche.

Investigation is still underway to find out what caused the crash that took Paul Walker and Roger Rodas‘ life. However, it could have been a glitch in the car. In 2004, right before the Porsche 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.

Paul Walker’s Porsche Was ‘Close To A Racecar’

In the memo, the company warned just how powerful the $500,000 Carrera GT was. It read, “The Carrera GT is as close to a racecar as we will ever get.”

However, besides being super fast, it also means it’s unsafe, just as a racecar is.

“I think it is very important that the man who has gone to technical training, at least is consulted before anyone drives this vehicle,” the memo read. While Roger was an experienced driver, that may not have been a problem. But the car itself couldn’t take any road damage, according to the memo.

Porsche Carrera GT: It Can’t Go Over A Foster Beer Can

“The car cannot go over a speed bump without damage to the three under panels… Believe me, this vehicle cannot drive over a Foster Beer can that is lying on its side. It will crush the can and damage the carbon fiber under the panels,” the memo said.

Adding that the car has “all the disadvantages of racecar,” this includes the inability to go over seam heights and pot holes.

The street in which Paul and Roger were driving on before the crash was actually covered with reflective dots. Could the car have hit something small in the road causing the crash? HollywoodLife.com will bring you more details as they become available.

– Emily Longeretta

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Posted at 3:13 PM on August 27, 2014  

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Kia Davies

Posted at 1:43 PM on January 31, 2014  

Paul Walker was in so many fast and furious films which i was addicted to but now he is dead i’m so disappointed he is going to be missed so much especially by me :( R.I.P Paul xoxo

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Joe ellis

Posted at 10:27 AM on December 18, 2013  

Paul walker was a good man who did things to help us all. were going to all miss him very much.

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joe

Posted at 5:24 PM on December 13, 2013  

stupid…A racecar is very safe..the difference is It went as fast as a racecar..but didn’t have the safety..people have seen over and over again racecars crash flip and the driver comes out fine or just some broken bones..because they have ROLL CAGES…if this was a close to a racecar porche ever made..then it should have had a ROLL CAGE….clue train!

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steve

Posted at 5:23 AM on December 6, 2013  

these high power cars should have roll cages from the factory installed

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John Berger

Posted at 7:25 PM on December 5, 2013  

Porsche promulgated this crap because their lawyers told them it would reduce their legal liability in the event some idiot sued them for failing to understand that a 600 HP car in a 3,000 lb vehicle might be a tad beyond the driver’s capabilities.

Let me make this a bit more dramatic to crystallize the situation:

Suppose a licensed, but untrained, driver buys a 1,000 HP Bugatti Veyron. Further, suppose that Sebastian Vettel, 4-time Formula 1 champion, is given the keys to a Toyota Prius. In any race track in the world, Vettel, driving the Prius, will lap faster than the untrained dolt driving the Veyron.

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John Berger

Posted at 4:36 PM on December 5, 2013  

” ….besides being super fast, it also means it’s unsafe, just as a racecar is.”

I’m still pondering this utter inanity and how to respond.

Bonnie, your comments are so stunningly stupid and inconceivably ignorant, that society might be better served if you chose to commit seppuku as an act of societal generosity.

Stupid is when you have the capacity to learn, but choose not to: ignorance is the inability to learn because of a mental defect. Frankly, I think you’re both! Indeed, you may well be the poster child for Albert Einstein’s observance that, “Genius has its limits, but stupidity knows no bounds.”

As a racing and high performance driving instructor, I can attest to the fact that racecars are the safest vehicles to ever embrace a road surface. It is only when they are driven by the unskilled that they harbor potential danger.

Watch a NASCAR race any weekend. Every event, in multiple instances, two to ten cars hit each other, or the wall. The mayhem is dramatic. Yet the drivers, overwhelmingly, walk away from the crash completely uninjured. Do you think this was by the grace of GOD? No, it’s because safety mandates were engineered into the vehicles, so that the drivers could escape unharmed.

I can tell you that I could purposely drive a NASCAR Sprint Cup car directly into an 18-wheeler, and the overwhelming likelihood is that the truck driver would be multiple times more likely than I would to be injured.

Please try to become more well informed before writing such sh_t!

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Soakee

Posted at 3:06 PM on December 6, 2013  

Well said!

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John

Posted at 8:41 PM on December 9, 2013  

Good feedback by somone who has a brain, though I don’t agree with the comment about the SUV vs NASCAR.

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Bruno

Posted at 6:13 PM on December 4, 2013  

The claim that the car is “not safe” or subject to a “glitch” – as based on the Porsche documents – is ridiculous, taken out of context, and shows lack of knowledge on the subject matter.

Sure, the Carrera GT is extremely high performance, lacks traction control, and is not a car for the average driver. The Porsche memo merely restates these facts. But, to claim that these factors, by themselves, are at fault is completely baseless.

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shane george

Posted at 10:32 PM on December 3, 2013  

Hey Rodney King was driving a KIA and we know how that turned out, Can’t blame Porsche !!!!!!!

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MikeMe

Posted at 1:54 PM on December 5, 2013  

Yeah, too bad Rodney King didn’t get blown up and burned too.

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Kia Davies

Posted at 1:44 PM on January 31, 2014  

ha ha my name is Kia lol

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Dev

Posted at 10:00 PM on December 3, 2013  

Give me a break. “However, besides being super fast, it also means it’s unsafe, just as a racecar is.” Stop writing about things you know nothing about. Ever seen a Formula 1 crash? NASCAR? These cars crash an remarkably high speeds, and most of the time, the drivers walk away. The difference is, they are driven at racetracks – environments dedicated to exploring the limits of machines dedicated to racing.

Thank heavens they didn’t hit a school bus or other citizens. The car is 100% safe at the posted speed limit. It will be very telling to see what the impact speed was as the investigation continues.

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MikeMe

Posted at 1:55 PM on December 5, 2013  

You’re a moron. Enough said. Have not a clue what you’re talking about.

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David

Posted at 6:52 PM on December 3, 2013  

You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. You are taking the technical memo out of context.

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Liz

Posted at 12:26 PM on December 3, 2013  

If there are ISSUES with this type of car then why make them ? They are a death trap just like the VMW, Cooper, Smart Car, etc

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abe

Posted at 10:37 AM on December 3, 2013  

so be glad you don’t have the money for this driving cremation.

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brittany petitti

Posted at 5:45 AM on January 10, 2014  

im sorry for his families loss

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