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LosAngelesCountySheriff'sDepartment
MAlT SUPPLEMENTAL
ThisinvestigationwasconductedbytheCaliforniaHighwayPatrol(CHP)SouthernDivision
MultidisciplinaryAccidentInvestigationTeam(MAlT).
MAlTPERSONNEL
Officer1. DivisionMAlTInvestigator'
OfficerT.13 SouthernDivisionMAlTInvestigator
OfficerJ. SouthernDivision MAlT Investigator
"Denotesprimary investigator
SUBPOENASFORMAITPERSONNELSHOULDBEDIRECTEDTO;
CaliforniaHighwayPatrol
Southern DivisionInvestigativeServicesUnitIMAlT
437NorthVermontAvenue
LosAngeles,California90004-3512
Attention: SergeantK.Iv_.
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CHP 55aD (Rev. 9-OOl DPI 061 (MAlT .... only)
DA IOfI (JII no ilRI NlJM8P An' NUMQER AGI
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGElS) PREPARED By
Cover Page
K_
Table of Contents 2
K_
Introduction
Notification 3
K_
Issues 3 K
K___
Investigative Summary 4-5
Mechanical Inspection
Vehicle # I (Parsche) 6-65 K
Digital File Log 66 K
Conclusions 6770
AnnexA Ferrari of Long Island. New York correspondence
Annex B Vehicle #1 (Porsche) Control Module Dala
AnnexC Vehide #1 (Porsche) Airbag COntrol Module Data
AnnexO Michelln North America Technical Bulletin
PM06-02, Service Life far Passenger Car and
Light Truck TIres including Spare Tires
Annex E
Statement of Rubber Manufacturers Association
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INTRODUCTION
Notification
On Saturday, November 30, 2013, at approximately 1526 hours, II single vehicle traffic collision occurred
on Hercules Street west ofConstellation Road. The colllsion occurred within the city of Santa Clarita,
within Los Angeles County.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department (LASD), Santa Clarita ValJey Station,
responded and conducted the on-scene investigation of the collision.
Upon their arrival, LASD deputies located Vehicle #1 (Porsche) on the east side of Hercules Street, south
of Constellation Road. The traffic collision caused fatal injuries to the driver, Mr. Roger Rodas, and the
passenger, Mr. Paul Walker.
As a result of their investigation, LASD deputies generated traffic collision report number 013-16236-
0645-470.
On Monday, December 9,2013, LASD Traffic Investigator J. M g as, contacted the California
Highway Patrol (ClIP) Southern Division Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MArr) and
requested assistance with their investigation.
Southern Division MAlT conducted a limited investigation to include the following:
L A mechanical inspection of Vehicle #1 (Porsche).
2. A search for safety recalls, repair records and vehicle history pertaining 10 Vehicle #1 (Porsche) .
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INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY
I2"()920 I3: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LAS D) Deputy J. M.contacted
Southern Division MAlT and requested assistance in the investigation of this traffic
collision.
12-102013: MAlT Investigators B_and to Wolrs Towing and Auto Repair
storage facility located at 26321 Ferry CQurt, Santa Clarila, California 91351, to
photograph Vehicle #1 (porsche).
1213-2013: Investigators a..responded to Wolfs Towing and Auto Repair storage
tlIcility to inspect Vehieie #1 (Porsche) with LASD investigators.
Investigator K responded to the collision scene to examine the roadway
configuration. the collision scene and any roadway evidence.
12262013: Investigator responded to Pacific Porsche, 2900 Pacific Coast Highway,
Torrance, California 90505, (888) 322-4541, to inquire about service recalls applicable
to Vehicle #1.
01-152014: Investigators K ,d to Wolfs Towing and Auto Repair storage
facility to meet with LASD investigators and Porsche engineers.
02-052014: Investigator K_responded to Pacific Porsche, to aC{juire additional information
regarding Vehicle III.
Investigator K_responded to the Beverly Hills Porsche Service Center, 10923
Santa Monica Boulevard. Los Angeles, California 90025, (888) 7112748, to obtain
any service or repair records pertinent to Vehicle III.
Investigator contacted the follOWing companies to inquire about
service or repair records concerning Vehicle Ill:
Porsche of Orlando
9590 South Highway 17-92
Maitland, Florida 32751
(407) 680-0785
Byers Imports Audi Subaru
40 INorth Hamilton Road
Columbus, Ohio 43213
(888) 7397171
Ferrari Mascrati of Fort Lauderdale
North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
(954) 889-6580
Ferrari of Long Island
65 South Service Road
Plainview, New York 11803
(516) 882-5472
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INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY
InvestigatorK_respondedto Global MotorsponsGroup, 321() South Shannon
Street,SantaAna,California92704,(714)432-1582,to obtainservicerecords
applicabletoVehicleHI.
03-17-2014: Thisinvestigationwas releasedforpublication.
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MECHANICALINSPECTION
Inspection Dates
Location
Manufacturer
LicensePlateNumber
Vehicle IdentificationNumber(YIN)
ManufactureDate
ManufacturerLocation/AssemblyPlant
TypeofVehicle
Odometer
Gross VehicleWeight Rating
FrontAxleWeight Rating
RearAxle Weight Rating
RegisteredOwner
December13,2013,andJanuary 15,2014
WolfsTowingand AutoRepair
26321 FerryCourt
SantaClarita,California91351
(661)2597676
Porsche
CarreraGT
Guards Red
.....;I California
I I
2005
December7, 2004
Leipzig.Germany
Two-doorsportscar
Unknowndueto thermal damage'
3.605 pounds
2
1,576pounds
J
2.061 pounds
4
Mr,RogerRodas
Vehicle#I (Porsche) was impounded asevidenceat thecolilsionscene pursuantto CaliforniaVehicle
Code22655.5(b),on November30,2013, byLosAngelesCountySheriff'sDepartmentinvestigators,
Vehicle#I wastowed vial1atbed towtruckfrom thecollisionsceneto Wolf'sTowingandAutoRepair,
where itwasplaced in afenced and locked facility.
I BasedontheCARFAX
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VehicleHis!<Jry Report"".Vehicle fl (PoTsche)had3,333milesreportedonSeptem"",4.2013.
'2004PorscheCaneraGTOwner',Manulll,CDr.lng, h,c.F.POr:!cheAG, WKD980021 0I8103,p. 184.
, Ibid.
,Ibid.
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Mechanical Ipspeetion
#1 rPorsche)
Introduction
Vehicle #I was a two-door sports vehicle manufactured by Porsche Leipzig GmbH, PorschestraBe I,
04158 Leipzig, Gennany, on December 7,2004. Vehicle III was one of 1,270 Porsche Carrera OT's
built between the model years 2004 and 2006,5
A vehicle information label was affixed to the brake fluid reservoir cover in the trunk of the vehicle. The
label is shown below:
Engine and transmission type
Based on the information on the label affixed to the brake fluid reservoir cover. Vehicle #1 was outfitted
with the following equipment:
.<hnp:!lwww.porsche-Jeipztg.comlcnlporscheleipzig/meiJensleioc.asPX>, on December 24. lOt).
o Vehicle Build Sheet. Source; Pacific Porschc Service Depurtment. Torrance, California.
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Vehicle #1 (Porsche)
Introduction (continued)
The mechanical components of this vehicle were divided into the following subsystems for inspection:
Powertrain and Exhaust
Throttle and Fuel System
Electrical System
Sleering
Suspension
Brake System
Tires and Wheels
Airbag Control
,
Module
Additionally, a vehicle history search was conducted through CARFAX and The National Insurance
Crime Bureau (NICB). A search for recalls was conducted through the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) and Porsche.
The damage noted to Vehicle #1 is not intended to be inclusive of all ofthe damage sustained by Vehicle
#1. All measurements in the following narrative are approximate, and all references to direction were
oriented from the driver's seat looking forward through the windshield of the vehicle.
Numerous sources of reference material that ranged between the model year 2004 POTSche Carrera GT to
the model year 2006 Porsche Carrera GT were used in the preparation of this supplemental report.
Vehicle #1 was a limited production automobile. and due to the lack of changes between the model years
of this vehicle, all of the reference material utilized was applicable to Vehicle # I.1
1 Source: Pacific Porsche Setvice Department. Torrance, CaHtbrn18. Fcbtl.iaTy 5, 2.0l4,
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MechanicalInspection
Vehicle#1 (PoTSche)
Introduction(continued)
Vehicle#Iwaslocated in afenced and locked facilityon thedatesoftheinspectionsbyMAlT
investigators. Thedates, locations,and attendingpersonnelat each inspectionare noted below:
WotrsTowingand
12-13-2013
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Iospectipg
Vehicle III (PoTsche) (continued)
Recalls
A search ofsafety recalls was conducted through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) and Pacific Porsche. 2900 Pacific Coast Highway. Torrance. California 90505, (888) 322-
4541.
A safety Tecall is defined as a recall by the manufacturer (or governmental agency) due to an immediate
safety hazard with the involved vehicle. A recall is initiated When a motor vehicle Or item of motor
vehicle equipment (including tires) does nOI comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
(FMVSS), or when there is a slIfety relaled defect in the vehicle o.
,
A check of the NHTSA Web site <http://www-QdLnhlsa.dot.govlownersiSearchResults,action>on
Tuesday. December 24, 2013, indicated there were no safety recalls for a 200S POTSChe Carrera QT.
The vehicle identification number was checked through Pacific Porsche on Thursday, December 26.
2013. Checking Vehicle 111 by the vehicle identification number confirtned mere were no open, or
unaddressed, safety recalls for Vehicle #1. .
There was one service campaign that related to Vehicle #1; campaign number W73S. Campaign number
W735 applied to a "Retaining Ring."
Based on information obtained from Pacific Porsche, the "retaining ring" was a spacer ring on the clutch
assembly, and was to be installed to alleviate noise. According to Pacific Porsehe, this repair was not
completed on Vehicle 111. It should be noted that the Porsche service centers are not connected together
via the internet, therefore it is unknown if call1paign number W735 was repaired at another facility.
A check of the NHTSA Web site <http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ownerslSearchResults.action> on
Tuesday, December 24, 2013. indicated there were no safety recalls for the tires of Vehicle # I.
Based on Ihis information, there were no safety recalls that applied to Vehicle # I. or to the tires mounted
on Vehicle #1, at the time ofthe collision.
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Vehicle#1 (Porschel(continued)
VehieleHistqry
In ordertodocumentthehistoryofVehicle#1.aVehicleHistoryReport"'"wasobtainedthrough
CARFA:xe. Additionally.othersourcesofinformation were utilizedtoobtaininformation regarding the
historyof Vehicle#1. Thesources weretheNationalInsuranceCrimeBureau.andthePacificPorsche
datasystem, whichwasaccessedby Pacific PorschepersonnelonThursday,December26,2013. Atolal
ofsixownerswere locatedfor Vehicle#1"
Accordingtothevehicle identificationnumber,VehicleiI! wasmanufactured in Leipzig,Germany, and
assemblywascompletedon Vehicle#1 onDecember7,2004.
9
Vehicle#1 hadashippingdilleof
January4, 2005.
10
Vehicletil was shippedto DealerNumber255, DesenEuropean Motorcar, Porsche
of RanchoMirage, 71387Highway III.RanchoMirage.California92270,(877)900-0740," Vehicle
#Iwassubsequentlydeliveredto BeverlyHillsPorsche, 10959SantaMonicaBoulevard,LosAngeles.
California90025,(2J3)6555414,on January 18,2005.
11
.1) Vehicle#1hruD5 milesontheodometerat
thetimeof theinitial vehiclesaleonMarch 12,2005.'4,15,16
Basedon theCARFAX<l)VehicleHistoryReportTM, therewas no"lotallos5.""structuraldamage,""air
bagdeployment,"accidentordamaereportedto a DepartmentofMotor Vehicles. The last reported
mileageofVehideII!10 CARFAX was3,333 miles, whichwasrecordedonSeptember4.2013,in Los
Angeles,California,duringan emissionsinspection.
Ci\RFAx<'VehIcleHistory Report
1M
,
9 Pacific Porschedatasystem. AccessedonDecember26,2013.
10 NatioOlll InsuranceCrime Bureau.
II Pacifi-c Porscht: datasystem. AccessedonDecember26. 2013.
12 National InsuranceCrimeJ)urcau,
IlCARFAX
Ill
VehicleHistory Rl:portT\(.
14 Pacific Porschcdata system, AccessedOnDecember26, 2013.
NalionaJ lnsuranceCrimenureau.
16 Vehicle RtportTM.
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Vehicle #1 (Porscne)
Vehicle History (continued)
The tables on the following pages illustrate the infonnation obtained from CARFAx', as well as other
sources, where applicable.
Owner #1
O\VOer #2
Owner #3
I
OWner It4
08172007 456 m l ~ La Cuiluda Flintridge,
05052008 Flintridge,
01232009 1.510 miles i
06-1(l.2010
11082011 1,712 miles,
02072012
Ol-06-2012 ,
florida Motor Vehicle Department.
Pompano Beach, Florida
TiUe#
Florida Mol.Or Vehicle Department,
i Pompano Beach. Flor1da
, Title J
Title issued or first owner
reported. Tilled or reglstered as a
Odometer reading reported,
Title issued or updated. New owner
, reported.
I Tit[e issued or updated, New owner
! reported.
Registration issued or renewed. Passed
safelY inspet.."1ion.
Passed safety
, Ttre condition and pressure checked.
o;mer
reported. or n:gistered as a
personal vehlcle, Vehicle color noted.
issued. Titled or registered as a
personal vehicle. Vehicle color noted
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VehicleHistory(continued)
04-06-2012 '
07272012 , 3,055 miles
09.(12012 3.199miles
Ownerif3
Q912-2012
Q9-13-2012
i
11-07-2012 .
02-052013
03-)()'2013 3,254mile.
06-252013 3,2&2 mile.
09-04-2013 3.333mile.
Owner
09-252013
11272013
ByersImporlN\udiSub,ru,
Columbus.Ohio
ByersImporlSAudiSubaN,
Co)umbui,Ohio
CaliforniaDepartmentofMotor
Vehides, California
CalitbrniaDepartmentofMotor
Vehicles.Valencia.California
New issued orup-jaled. Newowner
reported,
computet
Tireconditionandpressure
Battery ",placed. W""hedldet.i1ed.
Vehleleofferedforsale.
W..,hedldetailed.
Vehiclesold,
Odometerreadingreported.
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#1 IPorsclJe}(continued)
RepairRecords
On Wednesday, February S, 2014.the following facilities werecontactedeithertelephonicallyorin
persontoobtainanyavailableserviceorrepairrecords forVehicle#1:
BeverlyHillsPorsche ServiceCenter
10923 Santa Boulevard
LosAngeles.California90025
ServiceDepartment: (888) 7112748
PorscheofOrlando
9590 South Highway 1792
Maitland, Florida32751
ServiceDepartment: (407)6800785
Byers ImportsAudi Subaru
40INorth Hamilton Road
Columbus.Ohio43213
Service Department:(888) 7397771
FerrariMaserati ofFortLauderdale
5750North Federal Highway
FortLauderdale. Florida 33308
ServiceDepartment: (954) 889-6580
Ferrari ofLong Island
65 SouthService Road
Plainview, NewYork 11803
ServiceDepartment; (5\6)8825472
Global MotorsportsGroup
3210SouthShannonStreet
SantaAna.California92704
Office:(714) 432-1582
The facillties contacted above were listed on the CARFAX Vehicle History RcportTM. and does nOI
precludethe possibilitythatVehicleIII wasservicedatfacilities that did not report toCARFAX.
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Repair Records(continued)
Basedon theserviceand/orrepairrecordsobtained by MAlTinvestigators, the followingtable and
subsequentinformationillustratesthe serviceorrepairworkcompletedon VehicleIll. Thisdatamaynot
beinclusiveofall oftheserviceorrepairwork completedOn Vehicle#1.
VeHICLE SERVICEOR REPAIRWORK
DATE FACILITY SOURCE
i MILEAGE I
COMPLETED
01 102005 Be,.rl Hili.Porsehe 3miles Pre-dehveryIns cellon, fillfuel tank. Servtcerecords
.
" 'e'
Vehicletow.CIadealership; nostart
03292005 SevertyHiUs Porsche 39mile, Servicerecords ;
condition. Replace.<l..battery.

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Vehicletowedtodealership; nostart
09-162005 condition. ServiceCampaignWS36-
I
Servicerecords
i headlightventilatian kit, Vehicledetail.
07-1J62006
lleverlyHills""".b. 257mile'
Oilchange. Vehicledetail. Servjcerecorda Bev<rllilillsI'orsche 366mU..
I
Replaceretainerspringin lower Bcm\
110)2006 \
BeverlyIiiUsPo:rsche ServicereCQrds
compressorhose< Repl.cefront chinspoiler
421miles Cuupling, frontsiderudiators. Tire
Perelectronicmailcorrespondencefrom FerrariofLong Islanddated Wednesday, February5,
2014, Vehicle#1wasnol servicedal thatfacility. RefertoAnnex Aofthisreportforthe
electroniccorrespondencefrom FerrariofLongIsland.
Pertelephonicconversationwith theservicedepartmentof FerrariMaseralioffortLauderdaleon
Wednesday, February5, 2014, Vehicle#1 was notserviced atthatfacility.
As ofthedateofpublicationof thisMAlTsupplementalreport, therehas been noreturn
correspondence from PorscheofOrlando in Maitland, florida, orSyersImportsAudi Subaru, in
Columbus,Ohio.
Mr. F-.K.-Vice PresidentofGlobalMotorsportsGroup,relatedIheaftermarketexhaust
system installedon VehicleItl wasmanufacturedbyGlobalMotorsportsGroup;however,the
systemwas not installedon Vehicle #1 attheirfacility in SantaAna, California. No receiptsor
paperworkregardingtheaftermarketexhaustsystem were furwarded toMAlTinvestigatorsasof
the dateofpUblicationof thisMAlTsupplementalreport.
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Vehicle 11\ (Porschel (continued)
Damage Description
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Vehicle#1 (Porsche)
DamageDescriotion(continued)
VehicleIII sustainedmajorcollisionand thermal damageasaresultoftheinitialcollision,andthe
subsequentpost-collisionfire, Thefire consumed ordamagedthemajorityofthenon-ferrous"
componentsoflhevehicle.
Vehicle#1wasofmonocoque',20constructionthatconsistedof carbonfiber reinforcedcomposite?'
The majorityoftheexternalbodypanelswerecomposedofcarbonfiberreinforcedcomposite,andthe
frontandrearbumpercoverswerecomposedofpolyurethane."" Themajorityofthevehicle structure,
themonocoque,aswellastheunderlyingandassociatedstructures,weredamaged inthepost-collision
fire. Asaresult,duringtherecoveryprocesstherearportionofthevehicleseparatedfrom the front
portionof the vehicle. Onlytheleftfront ponionoftbevehiclewas intactandrelativelyundamaged.
Theengineand transmissionassemblieswereintac!;howevertheexteriorcomponentsofthese
assemblieswere damagedasaresultof thepost-collisionfire. The interiorofthevehicle andthe
electricalsystemsweredamagedduringthe initialcollision,aswellasthe post-collisionfire.
1$ Therearetwo groupsof ferrousandnon-ferrous. Ferrousmetalscontainiron (e.g.;;;arbol1 steel.stainlesssteel,andwrought
iron). Nonkierrousmetalsdo not containiron (e,g, aluminum..brass,copper.andtitanium).
Source:hnp:llengineershandbook,comIMateriaJslnonferrous.htm>. ACCeJJSfdonDeeember26,2013.
19 "Manocoque"vehicleconstIuclion isadesignoravehicle'sbody whereasjngleshell has the andsuspensionattachedtoitin
variousplacestospreadtbeloadellenl), oycrthewholeshell, HolesarecutonlytoinstaU thecngineandaHowthedrivertoget1nto
it. Source;<http://www.engineertllg-dictiunary.or&'Monocoque>. AccessedonDeLi!mber31.2013.
1tJ ServiceInformation,2004TechnikIntroduction,CarreraCT.PorscbeCarsNorth Jnc.02004,p.OJ.
" Ibid., p. S.ll.
" Ibid.,p.6.5.
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Mechanical Ipsnectiog
Vehicle III (Porsche)
Damage Description (continued)
The vehicle's two front and left door mounted .irbags were consumed in the postcollision fire (circled
areas, Figure 4). There was evidence of airbag deployment from the left door that consisted ofa
separated airbag compartment cover (page 19, Figure 5). The right door panel was not located.
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Vehicle #1 (Porschel
Damage Description (continued)
The occupant restraint webbing was consumed in the post-collision fire; however, the restraint latch
plates were located securely fastened within the driver and passenger buckle assemblies .
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Vehicle # I (Parsehe) (continued)
Fluid Levels
An examination ofthe vBrious fluid levels of Vehicle 1 revealed the following:
CQOlant Level
The cooling system was comprised of three frontal mounted radiators and associated piping and
hoses, All ofthe radiators were separated from the vehicle during the collision, and sustained varying
degrees ofdamage, The expansion tank was located at the front of the engine compartment and
sustained thermal damage. As a result of the damage sustained by the cooling system, the system was
void of coolant.
Engine Oil Levd
The engine was not equipped with a dipstick. The engine oil level must be checked electronically
using the onboard computer.') The oil level of Vehicle III could not be determined without engine
disassembly,
power Steering System Fluid Level
The remotely mounted power steering fluid reservoir and the power steering fluid hoses were
consumed in the post-collision fire. As a result, the fluid level in the power steering system was
unknown.
Brake SYStem Hydraulic Fluid Level
The fluid reservoir was correctly mounted in the center ofthe front compartment. The twist-on cap
was tight, and the fluid level sensor wires were connected. The reservoir was filled to below the
"min" mark embossed on the brake fluid reservoir.
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Vehicle #! (Porschel (continued)
Powertrain and Exhaust
Vehicle If I was outfitted with a mid'engine, rear wheel drive powertrain configuration, with the
powertrain located to the rear of the passenger compartment, within a two piece unit carrier composed of
carbon fiber reinforced composite.
Vehicle #1 was equipped with an electronically controlled, 5.7liler, sequentially timed, multiport fuel
injected, gasoline powered, longitudinally mounted, 605 horsepower, VIO engine. The engine was
connected to a G80, manually shifted. six speed transmission. The engine and transmission were
mounted to the chassis via three engine and transmission mounts. Engine power was routed to the rear
wheels via equal length drive shafts splined to the rear hubs of the vehicle. The transmission gear
selector lever was mounted in a console located to the right of the driver. The exhaust system consisted
of stainless steel. equal length tubing exhaust manifolds. four three-way catalytic converters, four exhaust
gas oxygen sensors. a stainless steel mumer box equipped with dual exhaust outlets, and associated heal
shields. The exhaust system originated at the left and right sides of the engine, traveled over the left and
right sides orthe transllxle, and was collected at the rear orthe vehicle behind the engine. The dual
exhaust outlets exited at the rear of the vehicle.
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Vehicle #1 IPorschel
Powertrain and Exhaust (continued)
An inspection revealed the engine, transmission, and driveshaft assemblies were located in their original
positions within the chassis. The externally mounted components of the engine and transmission
assemblies sustained varying degrees of thermal damage. The dual air intake distributors were detached
from the engine and sustained thermal damage. There were two multi-groove serpentine drive belts that
drove the alternator, the air conditioning compressor, the water pump, and the power steering pump. The
drive belts were partially consumed in the post-<:ollision tire, and were no longer properly attached to the
belt driven components. The pre-collision bel! tension could not be determined. All of the three frontal
mounted radiators were displaced from the vehicle. Each radiator exhibited damage to their cores that
were consistent with contact with each radiator's electric cooling fan.
The drive axles remained securely fastened to the transmission and were splined to the rear hubs. The
drive axle bellows about the inner and outer joints Were missing.
Exhaust
(under Mat protection cover)
Intake manifolds

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Vehicle#1 !Porsche)
powertrainand Exhaust (continued)
Examinationoftheexhaustsystemrevealedthatitwasanaftermarketunit. Theaftermarketexhaust
systemremained intact; however, therightsideoftheexhaustlUbingwasslighdybentupward. The
exhaustoutletswereseparatedfrom thetubing. TheexhaustsystemofVehicle#1 isshown below, along
with an imageofanexemplarmufflerboxthat istypieallyinstalled ina2005 PorscheCarreraOT:
typicallyInsLaliod In.ZOOS POr><:he
CarreraOT?S
Theaftermarketexhaustsystem was manufacturedby:
GlobalMotorsportsGroup
32210SouthShannonStreet
SantaAna,California92704
(714) 432-1582
Ametaltab(Figure9,circledarea) waSweldedonthe exhaustsystemtubing,and was stampedwith the
following information:
www.gmgracing.com
Part#GMG WCGT
ProductionDate: 522 12
Serial#384
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MechanicalInspectiog
yehicle#1 (Porschel
PQwertrajn and EXQaust (continued)
TheelectronicenginemM"gementsystemofVehicle#1 utilizedtwo Bosch MB 7.1.1 controlunits. The
control units were mounted undertbe sealSof thevehicle. Priortothevehicle inspection byMAlT
investigators, LASDinvestigatorsremoved thecontrol unitsfrom the vehicle for evaluation by Porsche.
OnTuesday,January14,2014.the control unitswereexaminedbyPorscheengineersin the presenceof
LASDpersonnel.counselrepresentingPorscheA.G.,andtheRodas Bstate. MAlTinvestigatorswere not
presentfor the examination.
Thedataobtained from the control unitswastranslated byPotscheengineers. Thetranslateddataandthe
findingsofthe examinationwere forwarded to MAlTinvestigatorson Monday, February3, 2014 by
LASDpersonnel,alongwithaCOVer letterfrom Mr. 0 S_counselrepresentingPorsehe,
dated January31,2014. Thefindingsofthedataimagingofthecontrol unitsofVehicle#I are
summarized below:
Nocommunicationwith the mastercol1trol unitwas possible;thereforenodatacouldbeobtained.
Communication was possiblewiththeslavecontrolunit,and thesoftwareprogrammed in the
controlunitwas the original softwareprogrammed fromthefactory. Ithad not been
reprogrammedorreflasoed.
Therewas nootherusefuldataobtained from the slavecontrol unit.
Therewasno colJision relateddatain theslavecontrolunit.
Thetranslated imageddatafrom thecontrol units ofVehicleIll,alongwith the cover letterbyMr.
SQ ,arecontainedin AnnexBofthisreport.
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Powertrajnand Exhaust(continued)
Findings
Inspectionofthepowertrainand exhaustindicatedthe followingcallisionrelateddamage:
Theexternallymountedcomponentsoftheengineandtransaxleassemblies sustained var;'ing
degreesofthermaldamage. Thedrive axle bellowswere missingas aresultortnepost-collision
fire.
All oftnecomponentsinstalledon the frontof theenginesustainedthermaldamage.
All oftheradiatorsand the coolanthosesand pipingwere disfigured, sustainedthermaldamage,
orwereseparatedfrom the vehicle.
Thevisual inspectionofthepowertrain and exhaustindicatedtheywereintlllltandfunctionalpriortothe
collision. Thefollowing preexistingconditionswere noted:
Theoriginalexhaustsystemmufflerbox, and the associatedtubing,was replaced withan
aftermarketunit manufacturedbyGlobal MotorsportsGroup, in SantaAna, California.
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Vehicle#I(Porsche)(continued)
Throttleand Fuel System
Vehicle#1 utilizedamultipoint, electronicallycontrolledandsequentiallytimed.massair flow type.
retumlessfuel injectionandairintakesystem, The fuel andairintakesystemswere incorporated inlothe
electronicenginecontrolsystem to controland monitor fuel andairdeliveryduringengineoperation.
Airvolumeenteringthe enginewasdeterminedby dual "hotfilm"typentaSs airflowmeters plumbed
intotheair intakesystem.
Airinductionintotheenginewas facilitated bydual air intakesformed intothesidesofthe vehicle; one
in frontofeachofthe rearwheels. The intakeairpassed throughwaterseparators,throughpaperelement
airfilters, andthroughthe"hotfilm" mass air flowmeters. Intakeairthenpassedthrough electronically
controlledthrottlebodiesfastened totheintakemanifolds; one for eachbankof cylinders. Eachthrottle
bodywasoutfitted with asingle throttleblade,athrottlevalvemotor,and throttlepositionsensors, Each
throttlebladewaselectronicallycontrolled bytheon-boardcomputersystem. TheBoschME 7, 1,1
control unitswere thecontrolcentersforthefuel injection and airinductionsystems.
Throt\1e body
auembly
Fuel Injector
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Vehicle #1 (Porsche)
Throttle and Fuel System (continued)
The fuel supply system consisted of a 24.3 galion. vertically mounted. aluminum fuel tank mounted
between the monocoque and the front ofthe powertrllin. The fuel system also consisted of dual intank
high pressure fuel pumps, an intank fuel filler. an in-lank mounted fuel pressure regulator. fuel
collection pipes. ten fuel injectors, and fuel delivery lines and hoses.
The air intake dUeling. the air cleaner assemblies. and portions of the intake distributors were consumed
in the post-collision fire. Both intake distributors were found separated from the engine. Only portions
of the left and right intake manifolds remained. which remained attached to the engine. The right throttle
body was not located. The left throttle body remained attached to the intake distributor. The left throttle
body was burned and the throttle hlade was found in the closed position. The thronle motor was partially
consumed, and movement orthe throttle blade was not possible as it was stuck within the throttle bore.
All of the wire harnesses within the engine compartment were damaged. All ofthe rubber sleeves that
connected the intake distributors to the intake manifolds sustained thermal damage. and the majority of
rhe sleeves were missiog.
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CHP 5580 (Rev. 9.()9) OPt 065 (MAlT u" MIy)
CAT Of If. A'\I MAlT CAS! HUMBER AGE
11-30-2013 013-16238-0845-470 Sl-054-13
MesbauicalInspection
Vehicle#1 (Porschel
Thronleand Fuel System (continued)
Thearea inthevicinityoftheacceleratorpedalwas inspected. The floorand the areasurroundingthe
acceler.lOrpedalweredamaged from thepost-collisionfire. Theacceleratorpedalwascapableofbeing
moved, butitsmovementwas restrictedand rough. Themajorityoftheelectrical componentsassociated
with theacceleratorpedal wereconsumedinthepost-collisionfire.
Vehicle#I wasnotoriginallyequippedwith floormats, norwasthereanyevidenceoftbeexistenceof
aftermarketfloor mats in Vehicle#1.
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MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION TEAM NARMTIVEIDIAGRAM
MechaniCIIlll1spection
Vehicle #1 (porsche)
Throttle and Fuel System (continued)
All of the fuel Bnes, hoses, the fuel injection wire harnesses, and the fuel injectors sustained varying
de8rees of thermal damage. The fuel collection piping was intaet and remained attached to the intake
manifolds, but the piping was discolored. The fuel supply hoses from the fuel tank to the fuel collection
piping were missing.
The fuel tank was found separated from the vehicle at the tow facility. The fuel tank was misshapen, and
the upper portion ofthe tank sustained thermal damage exposing the internal components,
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Vehicle#! (Porsche)
Throttleand Fuel System(continued)
Inspectionoflhethrottleand fuel system indicated the followingcollisionrelateddamage:
The fuel tank wasdisfigured from collisiondamageandsustainedthermaldamagefrom thepost-
coliislon fire.
Themajorityofthe throttleand fuel systemcomponentssustainedthermaldamage from the post-
collisionfire.
Movementoftbeacceleratorpedalwasrestrictedand itsrange ormotion was limitedduetothermal
damageto theareasurroundingthepedal.
Thevisual inspectionofthethrottleand fuelsystem indicatedtheyWere intactand functional priortothe
collision. All ofthe damage notedtothethrottleand fuel systemwasthe resuhof thecollision. No
preexistingconditionswerefound. Nofunctional testingcouldbe conducted due tocollisionandthermal
damage.
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VehicleIII (porsche)(continued)
ElectricalSystem
Vehicle#Iwas equipped with a 12 volt, negativegroundelectricalsystem.
Thechargingsystem was comprised ofabeltdriven 150ampalternatorwith an internalvoltage
regulator, and the associatedwiring. Thestartingsystemwascomprisedofa12 voltstartermotor,
associatedwiring,and theinstrumentpanelmountedignitionswitch. A12 volt,80Ah, maintenance free
batterywas designed to belocatedatthe right rearsideofthe vehiclebeneaththe transaxleoilcooler.
Theelectricalsystem alsocontained underdashand underhoodfuse and relay panels.
The batterywas not located. Thealternatorwas in place,butthemulti-groovedrivebeltsustained
thermaldamage. Thebelttensioncouldnotbedeterminedasaresult. Theheadlampswitchwas
mounted totheleftsideofthe instrumentpane/. Thepanelwasdislodgedandsustainedthermaldamage.
Thepositionofthe headlampswitchwasnotdetermined.
The underdash fuse and relaypanel, aswellasthe underhood fuseand relay panel,sustainedthermal
damage. Themajorityofthevehicle'swireharnesses weredamagedas aresultof thepost-collisionfire.
Findings
Inspectionoftheelectricalsystem indicatedthe followingcollision relateddamage:
ThemajorityoftheelectricalsystemofVehicleIIIsustaineddamageas aresultofthepost-collision
fire. Thisdamage includedthebattery, the wire harnesses,the instrumentpanel,andthepassenger
compartmentandenginecompanmentmounted fuse and relaypaneIs.
Thevisual inspectionoftheelectricalsystem indicated it was intactand functional priorto the collision.
Alloflhedamage notedto theelectricalsystem was theresultofthecollision. Due to the damage
sustainedby the vehicle,post-collisiontestingtodeterminesystem functionality wasnotpossible. No
preexistingconditions werefound.
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MecbaDjca! Inspection
Vehicle #1 (Porschel (continued)
Steering
Vehicle # 1was equipped with a po'wer assisted rack and pinion type steering system. The steering
consisted ofa 14.7 inch steering wheel, adjustable steering column, multi-link steering column shaft. a
rack and pinion steering gear, non-adjustable inner joints and adjustable track rods. The steering wheel
was connected to the top of the steering column shaft. The steering wheel was equipped with an airbag
unit. The multi-link steering column shaft extended through the monocoque to the input shaft of the rack
and pinion steering gear. The rack and pinion was securely attached to the front wall of the monocoque.
The inner joints were threaded to the ends ofthe rack and pinion, and extended outward to the track rods,
which were attached to the front upper ponion of the wheel carriers.
The steering system was augmented with a belt driven, engine mounted vane-type, power steering pump
with a remotely mounted expansion tank. Hydraulic fluid was routed from the pump through high
pressure hoses and piping under the floor of the vehicle to the rack and pinion steering gear. Low
pressure hoses and piping were routed from the rack and pinion steering gear, under the tloor of the
vehicle, and returned to the expansion tank.
Bellows conceaUng
the inner joints
Rack and pinion
steering gear
Track rod
Wheel carrier
steering gear InSlalied
Monocoque is not shown.
Wheel ClImer
Multilink
adjustable
steering column
Steering wheel
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MULTIDISCIPUNARY ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION TEAM NARRATlVElDIAGRAM
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Vehicle #1 IPorsche)
Steering (continued)
The power steering pump sustained thennal damage and was not securely mounted to the engine. The
drive belt was no longer attached to the driven pulley, and also sustained thermal damage. The remote
expansion tank was not located. The pressure and return hoses sustained both collision and thermal
damage. As a result of collision and thermal damage. functional testing ofthe power assist system was
not possible.
All of the steering linkage was properly connected but sustained varying degrees of thermal damage.
The rack and pinion steering gear remained attached to the monocoque; however. the right side bellows
were missing. Lateral movement was observed within the right inner joint. The right outer joint
remained tight, with no lateral or vertical movement noted. The left side oftbe steering system was
relatively undamaged.
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steering g<ar of Vehicle #1. (LASD photograph lMG _0222,JPG)
(LASD photograph IMG_0132.JPG)
The steering column remained attached to the monocoque but sustained thermal damage. The steering
wheel mounted airbag was deployed, but was missing as a result of the post-collision fire. Rotational
movement orthe steering wheel was unrestricted, and rotation oflbe steering wheel resulted in smooth,
unrastricted lateral movement of the wheel carriers from the left and right steering stops.
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Vehicle#1 (Porschel
Steering(continued)
Findings
Inspectionofthesteeringsystem indicatedthefollowingcollisionrelateddamage:
Themajorityof thesteeringsystemofVehicle#Isustaineddamageasaresult ofthecollision,as
wellasthe post-collisionfire. Thisdamage included mechanicaldamagetotheunder-vehicle
pressureandreturn hoses and piping,thermaldamagetothepowersteering pump,thedrivebelt,
and theexpansiontank.
Theright sideofthesteeringsystemsustainedthermaldamagethat included theconsumed the
bellowsandcausedloosenessintherightinnerjoint
Thesteeringwheel andcolumnexternalcoverings,andthesteeringwheel mounted airbagwere
consumed in the post-collisionfire.
The visualand functional inspectionofthesteeringsystem indicatedit wasintactand functional priorto
thecollision. All ofthedamagenoted tothesteeringsystem wastheresultof thecollision,and the post-
collisionfire. No preexistingconditionswerefound.
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Mechanica! Inspection
Vehicle # I (pgrsche) (continued)
Suspension
The front suspension operated on the "pushrod" principal,21 which meant that suspension and spring
movement were not transmitted directly to the spring struts, but individually via a pushrod and rocker
ann.
The front suspension consisted of upper and lower control anns, steering arms, wheel carriers, pushrod
operated, gas charged spring struts with attached, adjustable tension coil springs, and a stabilizer with
associated adjustable connecting rods. Each front suspension assembly consisted gf upper and lower
arms which were attached to the monocoque, and extended outward to the top and bottom of the wheel
carriers via uniball joints. A pushrod was attached to the outer portion of the lower control arm, and was
connected to a rocker ann fastened to the monocoque. The spring struts were indirectly actuated v ia the
pushrods and rocker arms from the movement of the control arms and the wheel carriers.
The stabilizer was mounted to the splash board ofthe monocoque. The ends of the stabilizer were
fastened to connecting rods, which were in tum fastened to each of the rocker arms.
Wheel carrier
Figure 19:
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