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Recall – Porsche to offer GT3 owners extra year of warranty and a new engine

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Recall - Porsche to offer GT3 owners extra year of warranty and a new engine

Porsche, the maker of the iconic 911 GT3 sports car will offer owners a full year of free warranty after the automaker was forces to recall all of the 785 2014 GT3 models for a problem at the engine that could cause the car to catch fire.

Porsche told owners to stop driving the vehicles immediately – as the risk for a fire on-board is very high.

Now, we have the final solution – thanks to a leaked letter sent from Porsche to a GT3 owner.

According to the document, on April 22, the German automaker will start building a new engine for the supercar that will solve the problem. The company says that the problem comes from “a loosened screw joint on the connecting rod”. The new GT3 engine will come with “optimized screw fittings”. In addition the Germans will offer an additional year of warranty.

Dealers around the world will replace the faulty engines with new ones – while the automaker will offer a certificate to prove that the vehicle is now safe to drive.

The GT3 based on the 991 mode was unveiled last year at the Geneva Motor Show. The 3.8-litre flat six engine produces 475 hp – and is capable to hit 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph.

 
images showing the new 2014 Porsche GT3 during the Geneva Motor Show unveil

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, April 14th, 2014 - filed under News, Porsche, Safety. Image credit: .
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