(CNN) — It has three times the horsepower of the average car. It’s notoriously difficult to handle, even for professional drivers. And now, it’s known as the car actor Paul Walker was riding in when he died.
Both Walker and his driving team partner, who was behind the wheel, died after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were in slammed into a pole and burst into flames.
So why is the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT so different from other street cars? Here are five reasons:
1) It flies on the road
2) It’s incredibly expensive
3) The engine is in the middle
4) It has no stability control
5) There are only 1,300 of them