One Bad Apple: I don't think it was speed so much as the sudden deceleration at the end.And all the fire
TheHighlandHowler: "make a mistake - it bites your head off"
Peter von Nostrand: It's LAPD... At least they didn't shoot anybody
mikalmd: It was the L.A. County Sheriff Dept.
Glitchwerks: I still say speed + someone turned off the traction control.As for the ensuing fireball, no clue other than super cars are known to immolate themselves on a semi-regular basis, which is usually due to a design flaw or something. However, this is a Porsche and they usually don't have the same passion for going up in flames like Italian cars.
LesserEvil: With the proper hardware, proper precautions, skill and course, people manage to drive 200+mph without colliding with immovable objects.
zabadu: I can imagine that the last words spoken were something like "watch what I can make this car do"...People keep saying he was "unconscious" in the vehicle and they tried to pull him out. There is no way he was "unconscious". Even if they had pulled him out, he was dead on impact.
One Bad Apple: I don't think it was speed so much as the sudden deceleration at the end.
Glitchwerks: LesserEvil: With the proper hardware, proper precautions, skill and course, people manage to drive 200+mph without colliding with immovable objects.Some super cars have notorious traits for bad handling. The Ferrari Enzo is known for dangerous snap oversteer and the 360 Modena is known for terrible understeer.No idea about the Carrera GT though.Rowan Atkinson did a review of the car comparing it the McLaren F1. It's in an issue of Evo somewhere in storage.
FlyingJ: how many years since you've owned a TV? T.I.L. you could review the Sheriff's substation on Google: https://plus.google.com/109395657519954726313http://hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/update-paul-walker-san ta -clarita-ceo-reportedly-killed-car-crash-39250FWIW this spot's about 2 miles Northeast of where the CHP's "Newhall Massacre" occurred which is also for you Porsche Hollywood Irony Fans the site of James Dean's last meal http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory/pollack1108jamesdean.htm
TV's Vinnie: super-expensive cars are made of Kleenex and nitroglycerine.
TV's Vinnie: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]Either little trees in California are made of something with the density of Dwarf Star Matter, or super-expensive cars are made of Kleenex and nitroglycerine.
jmr61: So you had nothing to add about this situation but thought you'd chime in with your know-nothingness anyway?I get it.
FlyingJ: gotcha, underscoring my point about the Ontario-Newhal/Valencia dichotomy is Walker's crash site was just past the filming location for F.P.S. Corporate Offices in the X-Files Episode "First Person Shooter", which was supposed to be in Ontario, CA...Ontario sure is a loooong way from Santa Clarita.
OtherLittleGuy: Never heard of Paul Walker until his death?That's okay. I've never heard of the Bronx until this morning' train derailment./and I don't own a train pass
Lorelle: I confess to not keeping up with pop culture these days...but I did know what Kim Kardashian's ass looked like before I saw her face.
stephenf1208: Psh, that was a weak Fark headline. The real one should read: Someone should have told the guy driving Paul Walkers porche that you NEVER go full Dan Wheldon. Swing and a miss Drew.
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