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Old 3rd December 2013, 16:02   #76
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Sorry to be digressing here but seriously what kinda cars are these? I mean look at the mess. The car is reduced to a burning pulp small enough to fill a litter bin. Granted that they need to be lightweight to attain high acceleration/speed. But this light? It looks like some epoxy resin sheets and some balsa kinda material was just glued together. Like there are no screws/nuts/bolts/rivets, just palin glue to hold them together. And that thing they call a tree looks like an overgrown plant. A traditional ladder chassis SUV would have mowed that plant down.
carbon fiber, that's the stuff these cars are made off. if you've seen the making of the Bugatti Veyron on NGC, you would get to know that the car is comprised of three main parts made of carbon fiber (and other material) and are held together by 14 bolts!

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PS: there is this program on NGC called Supercars, Mon-Fri 10pm. watch it; very informative.
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Old 3rd December 2013, 16:05   #77
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This is indeed a terrible and shocking loss to the entire automobile fraternity. As a teen, I instantly developed a liking to his character as O' Connnor more so than Dominic. Rightfully, the series will never be the same without him and I hope the writers come up with a fitting story to bid farewell to the character.

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Sad sad news. As an actor he was quite terrible but still FnF will never be the same without him.

Oh man I loved that series, hope we can move on with Walkers absence.

I think he was awesome in She's all that and some of his other non FnF movies.
Incidentally, your avvy pic reminds me of his movie Eight Below and I started liking Paul as an actor because of my love for the Siberian Husky.

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This is one crazy, crazy car. Terribly unfortunate accident, but looking at the damage, high speed was most definitely a contributor. These kind of automobiles don't warp just like that.
Rightfully dubbed as the 'widow-maker'

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Just received a photo on Whatsapp, displaying terrifying photo of Paul post death. I am not posting the same here as it is really disturbing. Also I wish it is not true, but seeing the condition of the car, I can only wonder the condition of the bodies.
That pic which has been circulating on Twitter and other networking sites is fake.

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Don't underestimate the amount of destruction a fire can do. You're looking at pics of the car after its been burning for a while.

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Exactly. We've witnessed the incident on the Sealink where the R8 burned down to nothing but a grotesque looking carcass of metal and soot; and it hadn't even crashed!

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Sorry to be digressing here but seriously what kinda cars are these? I mean look at the mess. The car is reduced to a burning pulp small enough to fill a litter bin. Granted that they need to be lightweight to attain high acceleration/speed. But this light? It looks like some epoxy resin sheets and some balsa kinda material was just glued together. Like there are no screws/nuts/bolts/rivets, just palin glue to hold them together. And that thing they call a tree looks like an overgrown plant. A traditional ladder chassis SUV would have mowed that plant down.
Huh? The Carrera GT is barely road legal. The engine alone is based from Formula 1. On top of that it is one of the most difficult cars to drive. The car was manufactured in 2004 so is not really latest in terms of safety features. Still the car had the following safety features:

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The Carrera GT has steel reinforcement in its windshield structure. The longitudinal arms commonlyreferred to as chassis legs are made from high-strength stainless steel and help create a crashstructure at the front and rear of the vehicle. Aluminum inserts connect the longitudinal arms tothe chassis at the front and to the engine/transmission support frame at the rear. The bumpersystem is made of a strong aluminum crossbar and impact tubes.Porscheís development engineers placed the carís fuel tank in an aluminum drawer withinthe monocoque and between the passenger cell and engine compartment.In addition to protecting the fuel tank, the chassis is designed to protect its human occupants.The Carrera GT is equipped with three-point safety belts with pretensioners and load limiters,but the seats also are prepared to accept six-point racing belts. Passive safety equipmentincludes front and side airbags for both the driver and passenger. Strong steel tubes builtinto the Carrera GTís doors provide additional side-impact protection.
And do you seriously think the accident has occurred at 45MPH and they were following the speed limit?

The way the car has ripped out a light pole (ironically the pole had the speed limit 45MPH sign) and then wrapped around a tree should indicate the speed and force of impact.
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Hi Guys
Thought of sharing this piece of info which i came across while reading about the incident. I am a big Fast and Furious fan and it was really sad to hear about Paul Walkers accident.

So the experts suspect that the cause of the accident could a malfunction in the steering.They suspect that the steering fluid could have leaked and caused the fire to spread towards the front of the car.

More details could be found at http://www.tmz.com/2013/12/02/paul-w...on-fluid-leak/

Its not a solid analysis now but keeping in mind of all the goof ups with get to see even in the products coming out of high class manufacturing houses in India, thought of sharing this in the Indian car scene forum.
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I find it reaaaally difficult to pity the two.

The way the car carcass is speaks volumes about the speed they were going. Car's don't just split in half at American residential area speed limits, and for that matter any law enforced residential area speed limit anywhere in the world.

Imagine if there was a child walking on the sidewalk !

Sure one can argue that the steering column broke or something, or brake fluid leaked and etc, but the car splitting in half requires some serious amount of action for there to be such a reaction.

The driver of the CGT is apparently a race car driver himself. I am shocked how he could speed in a residential area. He knew better than most supercar owners the dangers of speeding and what kind of maturity and discipline was needed.

Oh well, everyone pays a price for stupidity. All I can say is, now there's less danger on the streets of L.A. .

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I find it reaaaally difficult t-------------------------snip------------ L.A. .
While I respect your opinion on speeding and such, it's really not the right stage for it on a RIP thread.
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Official tribute video from Universal is quite touching:

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Fitting tribute! would have loved it with the Song: 'Daylight' by maroon5
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Fans and friends gather at the site of the crash and have made a make shift memorial for Paul Walker.

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Some brought candles, others brought car parts and accessories.
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Official tribute video from Universal is quite touching:
thanks Viddy for sharing. a befitting tribute.
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This shows the kind of person he was

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ding-ring.html
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The kind of things people do these days! Serves him right IMO.

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18-year-old Jameson Witty is being held on $20,000 bond after stealing a T-top roof panel off the tow truck carrying the wreckage, and then posting the evidence online, to his account entitled "Jameson Witty".

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Cops had no trouble finding the guy, and arrested him at his home in LA after obtaining a warrant according to a statement released by the Sheriff's department.

"A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck. The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed. The male drove away with the stolen vehicle part," the statement said.
Man Posts Stolen Part From Paul Walker's Wreck Online, Got Busted
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RIP Paul Walker.

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This shows the kind of person he was

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ding-ring.html
That is an incredible story. And the fact that Walker didn't want it publicized speak volumes about his character.
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Apart from the Fast and the Furious series, I really fell in love with Paul Walker's acting after watching 8 Below. A truly inspiring tale about eight dogs and their trainer, is definitely right up there alongside Richard Gere's Hachi: A Dog's Tale
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To see what a true car guy Paul Walker was take a look at his collection in the video below. This video from last year was shot at the shop of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. It is now confirmed that this was Paul Walker's personal car collection. At the time he did not want to reveal this.

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The collection is truly insane. The number of Saleen Mustang's, the BMW E36 LTW, BMW 850 CSI and M1 are just mindblowing. Also note the Skyline R34 and Silvia which are not even road legal.
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