A pair of unexplained fires has led Porsche to issue an urgent warning to owners of the maker’s new 911 GT3 supercar: “stop using (your) car” until the maker can figure out what’s wrong.
Unveiled at the New York Auto Show last year, only about 785 of the GT3 models have been built, with even fewer actually delivered since they began rolling into showrooms last month. Priced at $130,400, they’re among the most powerful cars the German maker has ever sold. But it may be awhile before buyers will be able to experience that performance.
According to a Porsche spokesman, two GT3 models, one sold in Italy, the other in Switzerland, “went up in flames” in recent days. Each of them had less than 20 miles on their odometers. The problem, TheDetroitBureau.com was advised, “seems to be engine-related,” possibly the result of an oil leak.