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Paul Walker's Daughter Gets $10.1M From Porsche Driver

Settlement comes from Roger Rodas' estate

(Newser) - Just days after a judge ruled that Porsche is not liable for Paul Walker's death in a 2013 crash, bittersweet news for the actor's daughter: Meadow Walker has been awarded a $10.1 million settlement from the estate of Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT... More »

Porsche Not Liable for Paul Walker Crash: Judge

But there are 2 more cases against the company still in the pipeline

(Newser) - The widow of the man driving the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker had hoped to prove that something wrong with the car itself, not the car going too fast, caused the 2013 accident. But a California federal judge on Monday dismissed Kristine Rodas' wrongful death... More »

Paul Walker's Dad Sues Porsche, Too

Actor's daughter, others have also sued over fatal crash

(Newser) - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the Fast & Furious star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in... More »

Paul Walker's Teen Daughter Is Suing Porsche

Lawsuit blames 'dangerous' car for star's death

(Newser) - Fast & Furious star Paul Walker's teenage daughter believes her father would still be alive if he had been in a different car on the night of Nov. 30, 2013 , according to a wrongful death lawsuit. Meadow Walker, 16, is suing Porsche, alleging that the Carrera GT his friend... More »

VW's Dieselgate Now Spreads to Audi

Company's luxury brand says 2.1M of its cars also had emissions cheat

(Newser) - The dust was just starting to settle on Volkswagen's emissions-cheating software on its US diesel vehicles, but new revelations show the hubbub spreading to Audi. The company's luxury brand reported Monday that 2.1 million of its vehicles—including 13,000 in the US—had the same cheat... More »

Judge Spotted Driving Tycoon's Seized Porsche

Brazil judge says he was just looking after it

(Newser) - Eike Batista used to be Brazil's richest man; now he's a billion dollars in debt and a judge is driving his Porsche. Reporters spotted the judge overseeing Batista's insider-trading trial driving the luxury vehicle in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week after a tipoff from the tycoon'... More »

Sistine Chapel Private Concert Goes to ... Porsche

It's part of automaker's tour of Italy for car owners

(Newser) - Michelangelo didn't know it at the time, but his work in the Sistine Chapel would one day provide the backdrop for a sacred gathering of Porsche enthusiasts. Tomorrow, those who shelled out about $6,400 a head to the automaker will hear a concert of classical music in the... More »

Porsche Sued Over Paul Walker Crash

Roger Rodas' widow says car was to blame

(Newser) - Authorities say speed alone is to blame for the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in a fiery crash last year—but Rodas' widow begs to differ. Kristine Rodas filed a lawsuit against Porsche yesterday, claiming the Carrera GT that Rodas was driving at the time had a faulty... More »

Speed Alone Killed Paul Walker: Authorities

Porsche was going as fast as 93mph immediately before crash

(Newser) - Investigators have officially confirmed what has long been suspected : Unsafe driving is solely to blame for the crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, not a mechanical problem with the Porsche or roadway conditions. The Carrera GT was going between 80mph and 93mph when Rodas lost control and crashed... More »

Paul Walker's Porsche Was Going 100MPH

He and friend were braced for impact

(Newser) - Paul Walker and his friend had no drugs or alcohol in their systems when they were killed in a car crash in November, reports Reuters . Instead, it was the speed of their Porsche that killed them. A newly released coroner's report estimates that the Porsche Carrera GT was zooming... More »

Paul Walker Crash: 'Speed Alone' Looks to Be Factor

But other sources say the AP's report is false

(Newser) - Looks like there may not be anything to blame in the crash that killed Paul Walker other than how fast he and driver Roger Rodas were going. Investigators found no evidence of mechanical problems with the Porsche, and have also ruled out debris and roadway conditions as possible factors. "... More »

Teen Busted for Stealing Paul Walker Wreckage

Second souvenir hunter plans to surrender

(Newser) - One man has been arrested and another plans to surrender to authorities for allegedly swiping parts from the Porsche Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died in. Police say that seven hours after the deadly crash , several cars stalked the truck that took the Porsche Carrera GT away from the... More »

Paul Walker Died in 'Most Dangerous Car on the Road'

Even professional drivers are wary of Porsche Carrera GT

(Newser) - Paul Walker died in a Porsche Carrera GT, a car that a former manager at the car company has called "crazy" and "the most dangerous car on the road," Jalopnik reports. And that's not the only eerie quote the site rounded up: A well-known Porsche test... More »

Chris Brown Totals Porsche in Paparazzi Chase

Says photogs were 'ruthlessly' pursuing him, caused him to lose control

(Newser) - Chris Brown might want to think about a nice Volvo in the wake of his latest run-in with the paparazzi, which CNN reports ended with his black Porsche Turbo smeared against an LA wall as his rep says he was "ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi." Brown was uninjured in... More »

Car With Highest Injury Rate Is ...

Toyota Yaris, with Suzuki SX4 right behind

(Newser) - Driving a Toyota Yaris? Be cautious: At 28.5 injury claims for every 1,000 of the vehicles insured, the car boasts the worst rate of any vehicle, says a new study. The runner-up was the Suzuki SX4, with 26.6 injury claims per 1,000 insured vehicles, the Los ... More »

Lindsay: Wonky Brakes Made Me Crash Porsche

Lohan, truck driver can't quite agree on what happened

(Newser) - That 18-wheeler Lindsay Lohan smashed into on the Pacific Coast highway this week? She says it cut her off—and what's more, she claims the newly replaced brakes on her rented Porsche failed during the accident, TMZ reports. But the truck driver ( TMZ calls him "James")... More »

Disney World's New Ride: Luxury Speedsters

Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, and more coming to speedway

(Newser) - From the Pirates of the Caribbean to the Ferraris of Florida—one ride at Disney World will get a lot more horsepower in January. The park plans to add "exotic driving" to its repertoire, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Along with two Ferraris (which go from zero to 60 in... More »

Porsche Stolen in 1988 Seized at Port

Customs agents in Los Angeles find 930 Turbo worth $70,000

(Newser) - US Customs agents in Los Angeles cracked a 23-year-old case when they seized a Porsche 930 Turbo on its way to being shipped to the Netherlands. The sports car had been reported stolen—in 1988. The 1976 red Porsche eluded authorities for more than two decades, reports the Los Angeles ... More »

13-Year-Old Runs Over, Kills Father

Bronx man, 45, was teaching boy to drive Porsche SUV

(Newser) - A 13-year-old Bronx boy accidentally killed his father last night while trying to park the family’s Porsche SUV, the New York Post reports. The family had just eaten at a restaurant, and waiters heard the boy ask if he could move the car. John Cedeno, 45, stood beside the... More »

Porsche, VW to Merge

Luxury maker fails in takeover attempt

(Newser) - Porsche has announced it will merge with Volkswagen after weeks of negotiation between the two German carmakers, reports the BBC. The deal puts an end to Porsche's efforts to take over VW. Porsche already owns a majority stake in the company. While details of the merger remain unclear, VW's individual... More »

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