December 3rd, 2013
10:43 AM ET

What You Should Know About Paul Walker's Car

Actor Paul Walker was riding in a Porsche Carrera GT when he died.

Both Walker and his driving team partner, who was behind the wheel, died after the 2005 car they were in slammed into a pole and burst into flames.

Los Angeles County authorities say speed was a factor in the crash and are investigating how fast the exotic car was going, CNN's Nischelle Turner reports.

Drag Racing Online Magazine Editor Jeff Burk weighed in on the death and to give some background on the vehicle on "New Day" Tuesday.

Burk said of the Porsche:  "It's not designed to drive on the street.  It's designed to drive at speed, in a controlled climate on a race track. So this would be a handful for anybody to drive on the street."

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