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Now-Dead Cars That Launched 10 Years Ago

Automotive anniversaries are often big news. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette turned 60 and the Porsche 911 hit 50. This year, the spritely Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 25. The iconic Ford Mustang just turned the big Five-Oh, too.

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When the tragic news first came in that actor Paul Walker had been killed in a car crash, family, friends and fans were left searching for answers. They now have at least one key question answered, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department blaming "unsafe speed" for the fatal accident.

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The Porsche Carrera GT involved in the November crash that killed Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas was traveling at speeds above 100 miles per hour before Rodas lost control for "unknown reasons," according to a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office that has been acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Following an investigation into the crash that killed Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and driver Roger Rodas, an unnamed law enforcement source told the Associated Press that there were no signs of mechanical failure on the Porsche Carrera GT that was destroyed in the accident.

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When something bad happens, it's easy to resort to scapegoating. At least for some of us, that seems to be exactly what has happened following the tragic death of actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas, who were killed on November 30 in a Porsche Carrera GT. Even though officials have not yet determined the cause of the crash, that isn't stopping many theories from being put for – theories that include blaming the Porsche supercar. Rather predictably, not only is the CGT's difficult natur

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Humans are odd creatures. Some of us collect things associated with bad events, particularly when it comes to cars. Your author, for example, has the grille of his wrecked 2004 Mini Cooper S hanging on the wall. As a more extreme example, an 18-year-old Californian is in trouble with the LA police, but not for taking an item from his own car accident. Instead, he has been arrested for stealing from the wreck of the Porsche Carrera GT that killed actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas.

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As tributes to Paul Walker and Roger Rodas continue to pour out from across the automotive and entertainment spheres, the investigation into the fatal crash of the Porsche Carrera GT being driven by Rodas continues. Both Huffington Post and USA Today have information on causes of death for both Walker and Rodas. For those that are sensitive to such things, we've included information about that after the jump.

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Actor Paul Walker, 40, died Saturday afternoon in a car crash that occurred in Santa Clarita, CA, north of Los Angeles. The death has been confirmed on Walker's own Facebook page with the following message:

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Let's face it: finding new tires for older cars can be challenging if tire manufacturers have stopped carrying the right sizes (this writer went through Hell to find a set of 205/60-13s). But what about tires for low-volume supercars, which use sizes that often won't fit on high-volume production vehicles? The Porsche Carrera GT isn't that old and tires are still available in the correct sizes, but the German automaker has shown its support of keeping them on the road by working with Michelin to

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It's been eight years since the Porsche Carrera GT debuted. It feels like an eternity. Manufacturers relish nothing more than exceeding the performance envelope of their old halo models, and with a rash of idiotically fast machines like the McLaren P1, Ferrari F70 and Porsche 918 Spyder soon headed to market, the crew from Autocar took the time to revisit the last real German supercar on a track. So, how has the Carrera GT aged?

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The Geneva Motor Show is one of the world's most tech-forward auto shows. There are nine separate areas devoted to different types of transportation; everything from concepts and new production debuts to tuners and electric cars make their way to Switzerland's capital every March. Autoblog alone covered almost 90 new vehicles. Here are some of our favorites:

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Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Edition -- Click above for a high-res gallery

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Gemballa Mirage GT Gold Edition - click above for high-res gallery

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Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition – Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Click above to view video trailer after the jump

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Click above to visit SpeedAndMotion.com's gallery of the Carrera GT gathering

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