The Carrera GT is considered a dangerous car by a number of experts and has been involved in a number of serious accidents in history. One of them includes the incident at Talladega, where Jay Leno was behind the wheels. A fatal accident took also place at California Speedway and the case was settled for $4.5 million. We have a number of testimonials from experts who all treat this car as a car which demands respect and if you don’t respect it; you’ll pay the ultimate price.
Walter Rohrl is Porsche’s famous test driver and former World Rally Champion. He has gone on the record to state that this is the first car which he has driven and is scared of it. Considering his expertise with cars, this statement alone tells us that Carrera GT requires extraordinary care while being driven and this was confirmed in Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson said; ‘you need to be awake to drive this car fast’. The car was difficult to handle even for Jeremy during the test drive. While he continued to praise the ride he was quite sure about the fact that this car is dangerous and can be deceptive at high speeds. An owner of Carrera GT who is also an Indy Car driver, Graham Rahal, said that it needs respect. A manager who used to work at Porsche stated that this is the most dangerous car on road.
Rohrl recalls that earlier this year, he insisted on testing the car’s performance even during wet weather and said; ‘”I came back into the pits and I was white. I immediately said to the engineers that we need one button for the wet and one button for the dry.’ Rohrl was talking about the need for a traction switch control.