Porsche 911 hit by spontaneous combustion issues

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Porsche have suspended delivery of all 911 GT3 models after a series of spontaneous combustion problems.

Three years ago there were similar problems with Ferrari, closely followed by some Lamborghini’s, but now Porsche’s are becoming too hot to handle.

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There have been five documented cases recently, the latest 911 GTV to suffer was on the Wilerstrasse, in Switzerland. The driver first noticed a strange noise; the car then started pouring smoke together with leaking oil from the rear engine. The vehicle ignited shortly afterwards.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, although the car was a total write-off.

Porsche are taking the situation extremely seriously and have ordered the suspension to enable an investigation into engine quality issues.




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