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Porsche 911 GT3s to get engine replacement

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Porsche 911 GT3s to get engine replacement

Porsche has discovered the problem which lead to the new 911 GT3s catching fire and the solution will be to replace the engines of all vehicles of the new generation.

The brand new Porsche 911 GT3 may be one of the best sports cars money can buy these days but until the car manufacturer will solve the problem which leads to fires, it’s basically useless. According to a recent report, Porsche has discovered the issue and it’s related to the connecting rod fasteners. The solution is apparently simple but it will be quite expensive as all units of the new 911 GT3 will get new engines.

The engine replacement will take approximately one day and it will begin once the company’s services will start receiving the new and updated units. Porsche didn’t announce how long the production of the new engines will take but it will be made “as quickly as we possibly can”. All 785 units of the new Porsche 911 GT3 will get new engines and this will put a stop on fire problems.

The German based automaker Porsche has issued a recall on all new 911 GT3 sports cars just a few weeks ago after several units have caught fire for no obvious reason. The carmaker has advised owners of these models not to drive them anymore until the problem will be found. The new 911 GT3 has a 3.8 liter boxer engine under its hood, rated at 475 HP (349 kW) and 438 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 3.5 seconds and top speed stands at 315 km/h (195 mph). Prices start at just over 130,000 euros.

Source: autoguide.com

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 - filed under News, Porsche, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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