"Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed in a crash on November 30 after their Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Rodas, lost control and struck a row of trees. The incident occurred on a public street with a posted speed limit of 45 mph. According to investigators, the 605-horsepower Carrera GT was traveling at approximately 100 mph when it lost control. Both Walker and Rodas died within seconds of the crash.

According to the LA Times, Kristine Rodas filed a lawsuit on Monday against Porsche, holding the car manufacturer responsible for the death of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Roger Rodas' widow claimed the accident was caused by a serious design flaw in the Carrera GT's suspension. 

According to the suit written by attorney Mark Geragos, the Porsche Carrera GT was only traveling at 55 mph when the crash occurred. The lawsuit contends the right rear tire experienced a suspension anomaly that caused the wheel to steer to the left. Even though Roger Rodas was an experienced race car driver, the lawsuit continued, he was unable to regain control from the Carrera GT's clockwise spin. The impact of the crash caused the fuel tank to rupture and spill fuel towards the engine compartment before igniting in a devastating fireball. 

"The Carrera GT was unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose," stated an excerpt from the lawsuit. The Rodas family is seeking unspecified damages from Porsche Cars North America.

The lawsuit filed by the Rodas family, however, contradicts the sheriff's and California Highway Patrol report that was released in March. According to the report, the cause of the fatal accident was excess speed of more than 90 mph. Moreover, accident reconstruction specialists wrote in the report that the vehicle had "no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision."

Whether the cause of the accident was actually a design defect or driver error, the brutally fast Porsche Carrera GT is known to be difficult to drive. Case in point, Porsche Carrera GT owner Ben Keaton and his passenger Corey Rudl were killed in a high speed crash at California Speedway in June 2005. Ben Keaton noticed a Ferrari had just entered the track and swerved to avoid the slower-moving car. However, Keaton's Carrera GT lost traction and crashed heavily into a wall. 

Passenger Corey Rudl was a prospective buyer of the Carrera GT and had Ben Keaton take him for a ride. Rudl's widow sued the California Speedway race track, Ben Keaton's estate, and Porsche. The lawsuit questioned the safety of California Speedway's tight infield, the responsibility of the event organizers, as well as the design of the Carrera GT. The Carrera GT does not offer an electronic stability control system. Ultimately, Porsche contributed 8 percent to widow Tracy Rudl's $4.5 million settlement.

In another incident, Jay Leno owns some real animals like the Lamborghini Miura and McLaren F1, but it was the Porsche Carrera GT that caused him to lose control at 180 to 190 mph at the Talledega Speedway. Leno described the moment to "driving on ice" but was quick to praise the Carrera GT's powerful V10 engine initially intended for Le Mans.