Moment Of Paul Walker Car Crash Caught On Nearby Security CAM

A surveillance camera from the top of a nearby building caught the deadly crash that killed actor Paul Walker and hi friend over the weekend. The video, which Reuters obtained from OMG! Insider, shows smoke from the initial impact and then later a large fireball explosion that lights up the sky.

1) It flies on the road
The sports car has a top speed of 208 mph, a very high-revving V10 engine and more than 600 horsepower, said Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver magazine.
“This was not a car for novices,” Alterman said. “Actually, the Carrera GT program began as a racing program.”
Todd Trimble, an exotic car mechanic in Las Vegas, said the Carrera GT is a “very hard car to drive.”
“It’s (a) pure racer’s car. You really need to know what you’re doing when you drive them. And a lot of people are learning the hard way.”

2) It’s incredibly expensive
Brand new, the car costs $450,000.
An oil change alone costs $900, Trimble said.

3) The engine is in the middle
Having the engine in the middle of the car means it’s more agile and turns more quickly than a car with the engine in the front or in the rear.
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The Carrera GT is able to change direction “very quickly, very much like a race car,” Alterman said.
“It was beyond a super car. It is what we call a hyper car.”

4) It has no stability control
The Carrera GT is also unusual because it has no electronic stability control. That means it’s unforgiving with mistakes.
“Stability control is really good at correcting slides, keeping the car from getting out of shape,” race car driver Randy Pobst said.
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“Paul was by far the best driver — a natural car guy,” he said.
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Alterman said learning to drive a car like a Carrera GT can be extremely tricky.
“Every car is sort of different. And this one, especially since it had such a hair-trigger throttle, because it changed directions so quickly, there is a lot to learn.”

5) There are only 1,300 of them
Porsche made only about 1,300 Carreras GTs — and they’re disappearing fast.
“They’re getting rarer and rarer,” Trimble said. “Most of the time, when they do get wrecked, there’s not much left of them.”