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Paul Walker’s Daughter Sues Porsche for Father’s Death in GT Supercar

Paul Walker’s daughter is attempting to hold Porsche responsible for the 2013 death of her father and his friend, Roger Rodas, in the crash of Walker’s high-performance Carrera GT sports car. The suit blames alleged design flaws. Following Walker’s death, IM conducted an examination of more than a dozen Carrera GT car crashes that were similar to the one that took the lives of the actor and his friend....

Paul Walker’s Death Adds Life to ‘Furious 7;’ Box Debut Tops $145M

Paul Walker’s untimely death in a street racing accident that mirrored in many ways his “Fast and Furious” movie persona, help fuel “Furious 7″ to a stunning opening weekend, with a reported $146.5 domestic box office gross and $240 million worldwide. The opening put it in the same league as other action blockbusters like “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” ($158 million). The film posted the fourth-highest international gross in modern film history....

Paul Walker Cheats Death in New Fast & Furious 7 Trailer (watch!)

Paul Walker couldn’t cheat death in real life, but in his final appearance in a new trailer for “Fast & Furious 7″ he pulls several several death-defying stunts as the team, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black and Jason Statham swing into action. The film, the seventh in the series has had its title shortened to just “Furious 7.” Walker was killed in a tragic car accident while filming the picture. ...

Paul Walker Death Leads to Lawsuit Over Alleged Porsche Car Defects

Actor Paul Walker and buddy Roger W. Rodas were riding in a Porsche Carrera GT riddled with design flaws that led to their deaths in a fiery crash last November in Santa Clarita, Calif, according to a lawsuit filed by Rodas’ widow. TheImproper reported exclusively last December that more than a dozen Carrera GT crashes had occurred since the cars were manufactured and sold in 2005 and 2006....

Paul Walker Killed by Porsche’s High Speed, Driver Loss of Control

Paul Walker died fast and furiously, just like a scene out of his movie series, when the Porsche supercar he was riding in crashed at more than 100 mph in a Nov. 30 accident that shocked fans and stunned Hollywood. In a final report released Friday (Dec. 3), the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said the car was traveling at more than 100 mph when it crashed....

Paul Walker Porsche Crash Probe Focus Now on Speed, Driver Error

Paul Walker’s fiery death in a high-performance Porsche Carrera GT appears to be solely related to speed and likely driver error, according to the latest reports on the investigation. The car had no mechanical problems and investigators have also ruled out debris and small illuminating discs in the roadway as contributors as well....

Porsche Silent on Paul Walker; A Legacy of Crashes Could be Why

Porsche, the German manufacturer of the Carrera GT supercar, has issued no public statement or expression of regret in the two weeks since actor Paul Walker and friend and business partner Roger Rodas were killed in a horrendous accident. Porsche has not released a public statement or publicly expressed condolences to the families of the dead men, and has not returned several telephone calls from a reporter....

Paul Walker Car Crash: Now The Conspiracy Theories Begin (video)

Paul Walker’s tragic death in the fiery crash of a high-powered Porsche Carrera GT is now traveling a familiar arc from shock to mourning to a rising number of conspiracy theories. Enough contradictory evidence exists to fuel mounting speculation. At first glance, the accident looks like nothing more than a joy ride that got wildly out of control and ended in tragedy....

Paul Walker Tribute: Sad Farewell to Fast & Furious Actor (watch!)

Paul Walker’s infectious personality is captured in an emotional new two-minute tribute from the production company behind the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Walker died Saturday (Nov. 30) in a sudden, catastrophic car crash. “Dude, I almost had you,” a smiling Walker says to his co-star Vin Diesel in the clip’s opening scene from one of the films....

Paul Walker Survived Porsche Crash; Trauma, Fire Caused Death

Paul Walker was still alive after the the Porsche super car he was riding in crashed in Santa Clarita, but ultimately died from injuries he suffered and the fire that engulfed the car, according to the newly released coroner’s report. Walker, 40, was a passenger in the high-speed Porsche Carrera GT when it spun out of control and slammed sideways into a light pole and small tree. The driver, friend and business partner Roger Rodas, was killed instantly....

Paul Walker Car Crash: Theories Mount as to How It Happened

Paul Walker’s horrendous death in a Porsche Carrera GT is spawning a slew of theories about how experienced driver Roger Rodas, who was at the wheel, lost control of the exotic $440,000 sports car. Even a curbside gas line has become suspect. Police are investigating the crash and will ultimately piece together a report on how the accident happened. So far, at least one theory has been ruled out....

Paul Walker Died in Porsche Deemed Brutish, Hard to Drive

Paul Walker and his long-time business partner and friend Roger Rodas were killed in Porsche’s most expensive and exotic sports car. But the V-10 powered, mid-engine Carrera GT had a star-crossed history once it hit the U.S. market. The car first went on sale in 2004, but production ended inauspiciously a year later after it sold poorly....

Was Paul Walker Porsche 911 Prone to Catch Fire in Crash?

Paul Walker’s horrific death in the crash of a Porsche 911 sports car, captured in photos burning fiercely, raises safety questions about the high-performance car and whether it’s prone to catching fire in front-end collisions. The Porsche has a unique design. The engine is in the rear and the gas tank is in the front just ahead of the passenger’s compartment....

Paul Walker Was Sports Car Collector, Racing Enthusiast (video)

Paul Walker’s death in a car crash at 40 is all the more shocking because the “Fast & Furious” movie star was an avid sports car enthusiast and amateur racer of all kinds of performance cars. He had a personal collection that included as many as 30 different autos. Walker, 40, was killed when his recently acquired Porsche GT sports car flew off the road, struck an obstacle and burst into flames. An unknown passenger was also in the car....

Paul Walker, of Fast, Furious Movie Fame, Dies in Fiery Car Crash

Paul Walker, who gained fame for his role in the “Fast and Furious” movie series, died in a fiery crash earlier today when his high-performance Porsche GT skidded off the road, slammed into an obstacle and burst into flames. Another person in the car was also killed. Walker, 40, had recently purchased the car and may have been unfamiliar with its unique handling....