Report: Porsche Halts 911 GT3 Sales Due to Fire Risk
If you happen to be the proud owner of a 991 generation Porsche 911 GT3, don’t go anywhere near it. There have been a few reports of the car suddenly bursting into flames, and now it seems that Porsche has put a Stop Sale on the model.
Now most of this information is not confirmed, but the Axis of Oversteer team has one hell of a record behind it.
The latest GT3 in question was spending some on the road, as most cars do, when the owner noticed the low oil pressure warning. Then noises, smells and finally smoke. The 911 then proceeded to burst into flames and was destroyed.
This is the 5th incident of self-immolating GT3s in Europe and AoO is reporting a full dealer stop-sale for the time being. Now, the stop sale is not officially confirmed, and Porsche has yet to issue any kind of recall, but we are keeping our ears open.
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Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 GT3.
The latest 911 GT3 is the fastest and baddest track-ready car to ever come from Stuttgart. Based on the new 991 platform car, the 2014 GT3 features a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that sends 475 horsepower to the rear wheels. 0 to 60 is dispatched in 3.3 seconds, and that engine will wail all the way to 195 mph.
Previous GT3 models were sold with a manual only, but this year the only transmission choice is Porsche’s lighting-fast dual-clutch PDK automatic. If you aren’t afraid of fire, and you want to put one of these in your garage, be prepared to hand over $130,000 and some change for the privilege.