Porsche has finally announced an official recall on the brand new 911 GT3 after some examples of the sports car caught fire, for unknown reasons.
The entire 991 generation of the 911 GT3 vehicles is currently being recalled by Porsche and this means that a total of 785 vehicles will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order for the company to find out what’s wrong with them. The German based automaker is also telling owners not to use their 911 GT3 sports cars until a fix can be found.
The recall is coming after no less than five units of the new Porsche 911 GT3 have caught fire in Europe. The company says that the recall is issued after two fires caused by engine failures and these are said to have occurred in Italy and in Switzerland. However, the carmaker is now aware of any accidents or personal injuries, related to this problem.
As a small reminder, the new Porsche 911 GT3 is taking its power from a 3.8 liter flat six-cylinder unit, which is rated at 475 HP (349 kW) and 438 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque This is enough to allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and to reach a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph). This is a whole new car compared to its predecessor, the 997.