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Offline dkabab

A Porsche test driver was killed on the German autobahn while testing a prototype for the next-generation 911 Cabriolet. The 51-year old crashed the 911 Cabriolet into a center guard rail of the A5 autobahn between Frankfurt and Heidelberg earlier this morning, dying at the scene.

Porsche said that that the driver, who had 25-years of experience under his belt, was part of a road endurance test in which three Porsche drives drove the car nonstop in shifts around-the-clock. Porsche spokesman Dirk Erat said that the company does not do any high-speed testing on open highways and that the cause of this morning’s crash is unclear.

A second Porsche driver was following the drive in a new four-door Panamera but was able to safely avoid the crash.



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what a shocker.

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Offline dkabab

terrible guard rail design.... porsches arent exactly the lowest cars around....

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wow, that is fairly crazy, he must have been doing some speed if the car was able to go that far under the guard, but like dkabab said, very terrible guard design

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