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Paul Walker Crash

Porsche Fights Lawsuit ...

It's Not a Racecar!

6/4/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Paul Walker Crash LawsuitThe crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas wasn't Porsche's fault ... according to Porsche, which says that's obvious because Rodas' widow can't even name the part she claims caused the accident.

TMZ broke the story ... Kristine Rodas filed a lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the Porsche Carerra GT Paul and Roger were driving had a faulty part in the suspension -- and also lacked a "crash cage" and "racing fuel cell" ... which she claimed are common in racecars.

Now Porsche has filed a motion to have the case dismissed ... claiming Kristine failed to state exactly which part of the suspension failed, how it, or what, caused the crash and if that part was original or a customized upgrade. 

Porsche also claims Rodas' widow incorrectly called the Carrera GT a "racecar." As for the crash cage and fuel cell ... Porsche says "no ordinary customer would expect a passenger car" to have those things. 

Interestingly, we previously reported a Porsche exec called the Carrera GT "as close to a racecar as we will ever get" -- and added it also has "all the disadvantages of a racecar."

Porsche wants the lawsuit dismissed in its entirety.

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1.

Kelly    

It be as close as a race car as you can get and have disadvantages of a race car, but it's not a race car.

140 days ago
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cmde26    

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140 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Just another bimb with her way to ready cash blocked. Yes, by all means sue because a production vehicle doesn't have a fuel cell or crash cage.
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Every one wants a payday now.

140 days ago
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cmde26    

Another James dean

140 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Car crash was the result of his own recklessness

140 days ago
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Inconceivable!    

He wasn't on a racetrack!! He was in a small industrial park are with a kids dance studio, a bounce house PlayPlace, and even school academies... WHO needs race car upgrades to drive there? No one!!!

140 days ago
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lord flashheart    

yup a Carrera GT is also called a : V10 landmine

140 days ago
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HH    

Paul Walker's family should be suing Roger Rodas' estate for wrongful death. The fact is he was driving irresponsibly in a car he couldn't handle...

140 days ago
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Jacob    

Kind of funny that Porsche would say "no ordinary customer would expect a passenger car to have those things" since the Porsche does include roll cages in there 996 and 997 GT3 RS passenger cars.... I agree the wreck was all Rodas fault, but seems like a poor argument to claim this Porsche Carrera GT (spelled right unlike TMZ's) was not a street legal race car..

140 days ago
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Lucey    

Talk about being insensitive. Whether they were speeding or not Porshe needs to own up and take partial blame because the car was having problems prior to Roger taking Paul for a spin. My only wish was that they hadn't gone out which wasn't smart on Rogers part. If my car is acting up, I'm not gonna go joyriding in it. They are both missed immensely . And Porshe can go **** Themselves

140 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

If a person buys a gun and shoots himself or his friend because they were screwing around, it is not the fault of the manufacture. Just like these guys screwing around with a fast car. Not Porsche's fault.

140 days ago
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Brian    

She might want to worry more about a lawsuit filed against her husband's estate. Her husband was driving recklessly. He knew all about the cars. He knew the car was having a mechanical problem yet still raced it. He also knew the car had the original tires on it that it came with years ago. They were probably worn out from age. Not from use since it wasn't driven that much but the rubber does deteriorate. Sounds like a good reason for a lawsuit. Much more than suing Porsche.

140 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

Thank you, he should of never been pushing the car.at the same, don't they have mechanics on scene before the accident? .

140 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

All imma say is that they should of checked that car before driving it.

140 days ago
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detour    

They raced, they crashed, they died. As simple as that. Loved Paul walker but that's what happens if you so stupid stuff! RIP!! Paul you will never be forgotten!!

140 days ago
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