Porsche Responds to Meadow Walker’s Lawsuit

Paul Walker and his daughter, Meadow 1 photo
Photo: Paul Walker on Instagram
Like it or not, speeding is a significant concern, especially when the car you're doing it in is not what you’d call the regular city commuter. Less than one day after Paul Walker’s daughter, teenager Meadow, has filed a lawsuit against Porsche claiming the Carrera GT was lacking vital safety features, the German automaker has made a statement.
Nobody wants any bad publicity these days, especially when it comes to big carmakers like Porsche. In the light of the so-called dieselgate, every step auto manufacturers take is quite remarkable; everybody wants to play this out right, in their interest. Sure, you could say there’s no connection between the Stuttgart-based giant and Volkswagen’s diesel emission cheats. But you'd be wrong.

Believe it or not, there’s more than just a business relation between the two. We’ll remind you that Porsche has attempted to take over the entire VW empire before, eight years ago. They recently made a huge step towards this plan, considering Porsche Holding - who was already owning 50.73 percent of the VW Group since December 2014 - has now purchased an extra 1.5 percent of the company’s stock.

The maker of the almighty 911 has too much to lose to afford public scandals like the Paul Walker’s death. Meadow’s recently filed lawsuit claims the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT her father was in when the fiery accident happened, lacked a proper stability control system and safeguards, thus failing to protect occupants and keep it from catching fire after a collision.

To respond the claims, Porsche has released this statement:

“As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities’ reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed.”

As far as speed is concerned, Porsche is right. Investigators said the vehicle was going up to 94 mph (151 km/h). On the other hand, Walker’s daughter claims the vehicle was traveling at a lower speed - 63 to 71 mph (101 to 114 km/h) when it went out control.
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