[Gossip] Porsche Warned Dealers That Car Paul Walker Died In Was Hyper Sensitive To Road Conditions
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.03.2013
It wasn't meant for just anyone...
TMZ reports that Porsche warned the dealers of the car Paul Walker died in not to let just anyone drive it because it's hyper sensitive to road conditions. According to a memo sent to dealers in 2004, while the $500,000 Carrera GT was a very powerful car, "this vehicle cannot drive over a Foster Beer can that is lying on its side."
The memo also said: "You need to be aware of what type of road surface you are on (dips; pot holes, seam heights, etc.)"
The road that Walker and Roger Rodas were driving on was covered with reflective dots, which wouldn't affect a normal car but may have caused trouble for this one. Some professional drivers have called it "brutal and savage" and hard to control. The memo said the car was similar to a real racecar, with "all the disadvantages of a racecar".
Police are still investigating the crash and so far have only said speed was a factor. While Rodas was an experienced driver, experience may not have mattered if the road surface had any flaws.