Following two reported fires of the new Porsche 911 GT3, the German sports car brand has advised all 785 owners worldwide to stop driving their cars. Porsche has offered to collect and return all customer cars so they can identify and resolve any problems.
According to Porsche, the fires occurred in Switzerland and Italy while both cars were stationary. No injuries or casualties have been reported as a result of the fires.
The ‘inspection’ issued by Porsche does not qualify as an official recall as the manufacturer has not isolated what the problem is. The manufacturer does claim, however, the issue does surround a problem with the 469bhp 3.8-litre flat-six engine.
Internal studies at Porsche are to determine the cause of the reported engine damage and will disclose any new findings immediately. Sales of the £100,540 supercar have halted until more specific details surrounding the engine problem have been uncovered.