Dwight_Yeast: They didn't put "speed bumps" in; they installed markers BETWEEN lanes which you can feel when you run over them at speed. They're there for distracted/sleepy drivers, and they do save lives.
T.rex: Life imitates art imitates life...The bumps were there because it was a drag racing area by youths most likely inspired by the Paul Walker movies, so fittingly, their fandom of his irresponsible movies led to his death by having speed bumps installed to counter their mimicking.
Bruce Campbell: Dwight_Yeast: Glitchwerks: No one has mentioned whether or not the traction control was on.Super cars will save your ass with the traction control on.Turn it off only when you are on a race track.The Carrera GT has traction control, but not of the type that is going to save you much when you get it far out of shape. http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131201/carnews/131209996
On-Off: Racecar?Are you serious?This is what we are talking about, right?[autopixx.de image 700x583]it weight 1.4 tonns, has doors you can open, windows you can open electricaly, and so on, and no mandatory etinguisher, roll-bar,...It may be less bling than other porches, but still more bling than racecar
Flappyhead: You're son was an idiot and deserved to die in precisely that fashion.
Glitchwerks: Why did you use a picture of the tarted up Gemballa tuner version?
R.A.Danny: Fine, it's an assault weapon.
ModernPrimitive01: maybe the teenage males of California engineered his death so he wouldn't take all their 16 year old girlfriends
indarwinsshadow: bdub77: acronym: yes, they were driving like assholes. However, pisses me off that my town spent millions to fix a road so it is perfectly smooth and then put in speed bumps every 1/4 mile.You could always do what my town did. Build wide smooth 4-lane roads with a speed limit of 55 and then suddenly lower it to 45 and station cops at the speed limit change./the town also lowered several 45mph roads to 35mph and now they camp out there too//f*cking cops[t3.gstatic.com image 256x192]Oh. Boo hoo. Boo hoo.If you want a private race track, build it yourself jackhole.//f*cking people who drive too fast.
CommonName2: namegoeshere: So how much does one pay for a car that sucks this badly?Whatever it was, he got burned.
Clutch2013: No, it has traction control.
Bruce Campbell: The Carrera GT has traction control, but not of the type that is going to save you much when you get it far out of shape.
steamingpile: Pocket Ninja: It's funny what small road bumps will do when some asshole displays a criminal disregard of any safe speed limit.And I thought they were only going 45mph according to most sources?
darch: I know a good deal about cars, but I have no experience with mid-engined cars like this. Can anyone edumacate me on how that would effect handling? I would think having the motor amidships would make it more balanced and... equal.But from what I've seen/heard about the GT is that it's a motherfarker to handle. Why?
farkingismybusiness: machoprogrammer: Shut the fark up about it already, people. I am so sick of Paul Walker crap.[i283.photobucket.com image 551x749]
machoprogrammer: Shut the fark up about it already, people. I am so sick of Paul Walker crap.
Satanic_Hamster: Maybe the dipshiat owner of the car shouldn't have been speeding and had actual tires on the vehicle.
Dwight_Yeast: The other was something my father told me years ago was that back in the 1960s, people realized you could take the engine from a Porsche and put it into a VW Beetle with little work. As many Porsches were totaled it was possible to get the engines, and the two companies are so intertwined its funny it's taken them so long to merge. The pioneers who did this were geniuses as you suddenly had a real sleeper, a Porsche that looked like a Bug.
Pocket Ninja: It's funny what small road bumps will do when some asshole displays a criminal disregard of any safe speed limit.
FormlessOne: Pocket Ninja: It's funny what small road bumps will do when some asshole displays a criminal disregard of any safe speed limit.And equips his speeding roadster with slicks. But, of course, if the parents can establish even a tiny shred of doubt, they can then work up a nice payday.
rzrwiresunrise: They could have blamed reckless driving, could have maintained goodwill for their movie star relative, could have turned that into a lasting legacy with PSAs, a foundation, etc. Instead, what do they do? Blame the road.What arseholes.
Old_Chief_Scott: We had something similar to this in San Diego recently.The parents of a young man killed in a crash actually said that if the road didn't have dips in it their boy would not have lost control while doing in excess of 100 miles per hour. I will admit to taking those dips at a speed slightly higher than the posted limit but that's only so I can watch my wife's boobs jiggle.
Bruce Campbell: namegoeshere: So how much does one pay for a car that sucks this badly?It's a driver's car. When there is a fark up, the fault lies entirely with the driver. The car far from sucks and is intended to engage every aspect of driving skill. The driver thought he didn't suck, and I am not saying he does, at driving 911s, that is. I just don't think he had enough experience with this car, as shown by putting stickier tires on it and not keeping the MFG suggested tires on the car, and then did things he should not have done in that car, and I think it was overconfidence in skills from driving other cars that resulted in this death.
TV's Vinnie: Speed Bumps are there to deter dumbasses (like Paul Walker) from ass-tearing down the road (like Paul Walker did).If anything, I'm glad the speed bumps were there. If he was going that fast, he cold have run over a kid.
Fark_Guy_Rob: rzrwiresunrise: They could have blamed reckless driving, could have maintained goodwill for their movie star relative, could have turned that into a lasting legacy with PSAs, a foundation, etc. Instead, what do they do? Blame the road.What arseholes.Pause....take a deep breath. Remember, everything you read on TMZ is as close to a lie as they can be without being sued.The family hasn't said anything.Sources close to Paul's family tell TMZ ... the family has been in touch with stunt experts who have gone to the crash site and come back with what they believe is a solid theory -- a speeding car that hits the plastic markers -- called Botts' Dots -- will hydroplane, causing the driver to lose control.Someone who IS NOT Paul's family told TMZ that SOMEONE ELSE told the family that the Botts Dots could have caused *a speeding car* to go out of control.Nobody from the family has stated a belief.Even if the Botts Dots played a role, the stunt experts (allegedly) still say a 'speeding car' must be involved.Nobody is blaming the little reflectors for killing the drivers, but it is a possible explanation for something that might have been a factor, in addition to speeding.
Dwight_Yeast: Porsche is going to end up paying out; they've had to pay in suits over this model before.
I sound fat: No offense, but if your car hints a dot in the road and careens into a tree and catches on fire, it sucks. Yeah, its the drivers fault, but my mother is a HORRIBLE driver, and she has never hit a speed dot and had her plymouth voyager careen into a tree.
SDRR: When driving a race car, the only "accident" is a meteor coming out of the sky and hitting your car. Anything else is driver error.
EJ25T: rickythepenguin: blunttrauma: If I dropped that kind of coin on a sports car, it better rotate like Jenna Jameson.carolla also talked about the car, i think how noted professional race car driver Jay Leno spun his Carerra out 3 times at some race.i thinkt he story Rogan told was this friend of his drove it at a track, but cut the session short and said afterwards that the car was too dangerous. something like that. dude was like, "nope, not me, fark that car, yo."Walter Rohrl (Porsche test driver and one of the greatest Group B drivers ever) said during wet-weather testing of the Carerra GT that the car absolutely frightened him.Again, a man who did this successfully for a living:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVHj3sHVHQsaid the Carerra GT scared him.
John Buck 41: machoprogrammer: Shut the fark up about it already, people. I am so sick of Paul Walker crap.And yet here you are in a Paul Walker death thread.He was a rich (albeit generous) guy who you didn't even know that was killed driving his car at insanely unsafe high speeds.And apparently one of the few people left who aren't aware that he wasn't driving.
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