According to the lawsuit, two men (a driver and his passenger) were killed on a California race track while driving a 2005 Carrera GT … hitting a wall at over 100 MPH while trying to avoid another car on the track.
The family of the passenger sued practically everyone involved in the accident for gross negligence — and won $4.5 million in a giant settlement, $350,000 of which was paid by Porsche.
For Porsche’s part, the company denied liability — saying the car fully met federal safety standards at the time — but it still paid its portion of the settlement to avoid further litigation.
It’s unclear if Roger Rodas’ Carrera GT had been fitted with a PSMS — but McClellan says ZERO 2005 Carrera GTs (like Roger’s) came off the assembly line with the system. PSMS or not, it’s worth noting the car has been a HUGE legal pain in the ass for Porsche. So far, Paul’s family hasn’t filed a lawsuit.