Sources close to the auto shop where the Paul Walker death car was maintained says a manufacturing defect must be to blame.
According to TMZ, sources point to a few details about the accident as strong evidence that there was a steering-fluid leak:
- The short, straight skid marks suggest that the driver, Roger Rodas, had no control of the car -- otherwise, he would have tried to swerve.
- The fire in the front points to some kind of leaking, flammable fluid, because the engine of the Porsche is in the back.
- Rodas was known as a "world-class driver," so it's really unlikely that he would have just lost control -- even if he were speeding.
The sources say that the $500,000 car was not modified and was driven rarely, so any malfunction must be the fault of the manufacturer.