Read This: Chris Harris condemns demonization of Porsche Carrera GT in wake of Walker death

When something bad happens, it’s easy to resort to scapegoating. At least for some of us, that seems to be exactly what has happened following the tragic death of actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas, who were killed on November 30 in a Porsche Carrera GT. Even though officials have not yet determined the cause of the crash, that isn’t stopping many theories from being put for – theories that include blaming the Porsche supercar. Rather predictably, not only is the CGT’s difficult nature getting examined, but indeed, the nature of all high-performance cars is being put under the public’s microscope, with some wondering what the need for all the power is.

A Google search of “Porsche Carrera GT” will find no shortage of articles about the razor-sharp handling and outright speed of the CGT. Pistonheads’ Chris Harris has a different, insightful take on both the Carrera GT and the nature of all fast cars. He reflects on the matter, ironically, en route to drive the successor to the car that killed Walker and Rodas, the 900-horsepower 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.

We think it’s well worth a read, as it makes a number of good points about modern high-performance automobiles and the way they’re used. Click over and take a look.News Source: Pistonheads

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How Ford Mustang helped create the Camaro and Celica

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