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Following the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Porsche by Paul Walker’s daughter, the German automaker has issued an official response via a statement, which was provided to Entertainment Weekly.

“As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities’ reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed,” the automaker said in the statement to the publication.

The action taken by Meadow Walker comes nearly two years after Paul Walker’s untimely death in a road accident on November 30, 2013. Walker was riding as a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas – both men lost their lives when Rodas lost control of the car and crashed into a lamp post and a tree.

The incident happened during a break in filming for Furious 7, after Walker was attending a charity event for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Los Angeles. The film, in which he made his last box office appearance, was released posthumously on April 3, 2015.

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Earlier, it was reported that the lawsuit accused Stuttgart of cutting corners on safety in the pursuit of cutting weight on the 605 hp V10 hypercar. These included the fitment of weaker side impact bars in the doors, as well as the usage of a fuel hose that did not come with fittings that would enable it to break free in a crash – instead, it tore open and helped instigate a fire.

Other details of contention included the allegation that Porsche deliberately declined to install the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system, which was standard on the company’s other cars at the time, despite acknowledging “a history of instability and control issues” with the Carrera GT.

“The vehicle lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars — features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash. The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street,” the lawsuit stated.