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Old 04-26-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Porsche prototype crashes driver killed

Apparently a Porsche 998 Cabro prototype being driven on the Autobahn as part of a test crashed and the Porsche driver was tragically killed.

http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newpho...0215_001.shtml

In the US they have gone to the solid concrete barriers called Jersey Barriers. Here it is a metal guardrail which appears to have been set too tall for a Porsche. The car rather than bouncing off, went under leading to the unfortunate fatality.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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Holly crap, its an awful crash, RIP for the test driver, wonder at what speed the car was going, and why did he crash, afterall its a prototype, maybe a mechanical failure....
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #4
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Isn't this the second incident where the driver is killed?

From the photo, does look quite similar to the first crash.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by 5vz-fe View Post
Isn't this the second incident where the driver is killed?

From the photo, does look quite similar to the first crash.
I think it's the first crash...old news?
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Haven't used this word in a long time....stan...
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:11 AM   #8
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I'm always proud to accept a "stan". I guess I'll have to look harder in the archives next time. It just showed up on wrecked exotics.
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