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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    Actually in Germany these kind of concrete barriers are used more and more when a new stretch of Autobahn is built or when an old stretch gets refurbished:

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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    The testdriver was 51 years old and very experienced. Very sad indeed.

    Yes, it was a 991 Carrera Cabriolet mule, a Panamera mule was joining him on this early morning drive, the Panamera driver was NOT involved in the accident but it was raining. 


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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    A friend told me that the test driver was accelerating heavily while entering the Autobahn and then lost control. That would explain this terrible accident better than if all this happend on the straight Autobahn Smiley


    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

     Concrete barriers are hard. Those are also popular in the US, but I prefer the traditional ARMCO flexible steel mounted properly.

    Porsche-Jeck:

    Actually in Germany these kind of concrete barriers are used more and more when a new stretch of Autobahn is built or when an old stretch gets refurbished:



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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    If they do their job right, they don't stop the car but deflect the car back into the road so that the vehicle comes to a stop gradually greatly increasing the chances for the passengers. I rather do that than hit a tree at lower speeds for example.
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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    MKSGR:
    A friend told me that the test driver was accelerating heavily while entering the Autobahn and then lost control. That would explain this terrible accident better than if all this happend on the straight Autobahn Smiley

    ..and regarding my source, the surface was slippery / icy and ESP on that car was switched of.


    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    Don't Porsche have their own private test facilities somewhere that this kind of risky testing can be done in a more controlled environment?

    If jesse is correct then what kind of customer would take off PSM in such conditions that Porsche feels they would need to test this?


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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    Just a polite request guys, 7 different threads have all been created so far on this same tragic news story. Let's please post on this one thread. Thanks. Smiley
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    Re: Porsche testdriver dies in testmule

    Here's the verdict from experts who have analysed the accident on behalf of the police: car was driven at 110-120 km/h, no technical problem with the testmule. No word on what kind of driver's error could have caused the terrible crash Smiley

    http://www.newsxl.com/index.php/home/349-nachrichten/20104173-porsche-testfahrer%20verunglueckte%20vermutlich%20aufgrund%20eines%20fahrfehlers


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