Porsche tells owners to stop driving 911 GT3 after two burst into flames
Two 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 burst into flames in Europe following which the company has stopped sales of the exclusive model. Two separate instances of the sports car catching fire have been reported in Switzerland and Italy while the company engineers are examining debris and still trying to determine reasons for the same.
The two gutted 911 GT3s are in the process of being examined as to the exact cause of fire and reports are expected to come in by the end of this week. The company has not only stopped further sales of the Porsche 911 GT3 but has also warned owners to avoid driving their cars till investigations are completed. Porsche has even offered to pick up these vehicles and transport them to the Porsche Center for further examination.
Porsche 911 GT3 is priced at €137,303 in Germany and at US$130,400 in the US. The notice affects a total of 785 units of 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 out of which 408 models are in the US. 911 GT3 is a sporty two seater version with most users using the GT3 for daily commuting while 80% of owners also drive them on track. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.3 seconds are reach a top speed of 313 kmph.
No reports of any traffic accident were reported on account of the fire nor was any one hurt but the company is leaving no stone unturned to get to the root cause of this fire that has affected two of the Porsche 911 GT3 models. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
PORSCHE INSPECTING ENGINES OF CURRENT 911 GT3 MODELS
Atlanta. The sports car producer Porsche is inspecting all engines of 911 GT3 vehicles of model year 2014. Porsche is informing the owners of the affected vehicles directly and recommending that they stop using their vehicles. The company is offering to pick up the vehicles and take them to a Porsche Centre immediately.
Safety is a number one priority at Porsche, and the company takes its responsibility seriously. After engine damage occurred in two vehicles in Europe and the vehicles then caught fire. Porsche decided to inspect all 785 delivered vehicles worldwide. There was no traffic accident and no personal injure. Internal studies to determine the cause of the engine damage have not been completed yet.Porsche will report on any new findings immediately.
Porsche will report on any new findings immediately.