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Old 13th February 2009, 23:37   #16
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The barrier looks wierd and dangerours..not the usual armco. Any car can get its roof chopped like a guillotine.

I am guessing that you are no more than 16 years old.
I thought that me kidding was pretty obvious. The fact that I quoted Jeremy Clarkson who rarely says anything serious.
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Old 13th February 2009, 23:38   #17
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The height of the car is the reason why is went under. Too low! Darn! Maybe if it height, the engine bay might have absorbed the hit. Maybe... if...
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I don't think they bring the rails down as the cars go lower and lower.
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The barrier looks wierd and dangerours..not the usual armco. Any car can get its roof chopped like a guillotine.
What's the point of testing vehicles on that bloody track if sufficient safety measures aren't taken and if it does not cater to the various cars that are going to be tested on it. Ridiculous!
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Old 14th February 2009, 01:34   #18
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On a lighter note your signature indicates otherwise...
Just to set the record straight, my signature talks about the speed capability of a particular automobile, not about actually driving it at that speed.
Neither is it suggesting that the capability should be utilized at 2:30 am in the middle of a N.European winter.
Thank god its the men and not the boys with the speedy cars.
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Just to set the record straight, my signature talks about the speed capability of a particular automobile, not about actually driving it at that speed.
Neither is it suggesting that the capability should be utilized at 2:30 am in the middle of a N.European winter.
Thank god its the men and not the boys with the speedy cars.
nor does it talk about a very high rate of retardation, which I believe is the actual cause of injuries, not the actual speed itself.
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May his soul rest it peace but I got to say this what a way to go. But what might have caused to car or driver to really lose it in the first place that too in an Autobahn !
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Horrible crash, the pictures say it all. No way anyone could have survived this crash with the guardrail stopping right where the driver sits. Mechanical failure? If it is, Porsche ought to test in a controlled environment and make its prototypes thoroughly sound before taking them out on public roads.

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When I read the title, for a minute I thought it was Walter Rohrl. That armco does look unsafe, though at Autobahn speeds, probably little is.
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Very unfortunate.
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Sad and unfortunate.
RIP.
Yes the guardrail height is not where it should be. Also Porsche should try testing vehicles in daylight for high speed testings.
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dam, you need to be very careful however good a driver you may be especially when driving at insane speeds.
may his soul RIP.

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Thats horrible. May his soul reset in peace. He is one of unluckiest guy driving the porsche that day.
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That looks like a bad crash.He must be really fast.RIP
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