"The Carrera GT doesn't belong on the street."
Nearly two years after his tragic death, Paul Walker’s 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche. The suit alleges that Porsche "took safety shortcuts while loading the Carrera GT with a 605-horsepower engine capable of up to 205 mph and marketing it as a race car licensed for the road." The younger Walker’s suit also alleges that Porsche was fully aware that the Carrera GT has a history of instability yet still refused to add a control system to help manage the issue.
Furthermore, the suit claims the car’s seat belts are also part of the problem because they were installed so that when the car broke apart on impact, the shoulder belt anchor was pulled backwards along with the rear engine compartment; the seat belt anchor didn’t budge. Therefore, "this snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs, pelvis, flattening his seat and trapping him in a supine position, where he remained alive until the vehicle erupted into flames one minute and 20 seconds later." Meadow Walker also claims the Carrera GT has inferior side reinforcement bars in an effort to shave excess weight.
The material used is more commonly found in regular cars, like a Honda Civic. Lastly, the suit claims Porsche utilized a fuel hose that lacked fittings that would allow it to break free in the event of a crash. Instead, the hose simply tore and helped spark the fire. Walker’s attorney states that "the bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street."