Of the 700 models delivered, two have mysteriously caught fire.
Buyers of the new Porsche 911 GT3 will have to exercise patience as the German carmaker has said the process of fixing the fire risk issue that lead to deliveries of the car being frozen could take a few months. Porsche spokesman Paul Ellis claims the firm is working hard to fix the problem as quickly as possible and that the situation is “not ideal for the company.” The problem was identified after five 911 GT3 models spontaneously combusted, two of which caught fire after the engine block cracked, leaking oil into the exhaust system.
Soon after, Porsche instructed owners to stop driving and halted deliveries until a solution was found. Although it shares its fundamentals with other motors in the 911 lineup, Porsche insists the naturally-aspirated flat-six engine is “unique to the GT3” and that there is “zero chance” of a similar problem occurring in other models.