Porsche 911 GT3 on hold after fires

2014-02-18 23:09
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Berlin - Porsche has stopped deliveries of the most expensive version of its overhauled 911 sports car after two of them caught fire, the German car maker said.

Engineers at Porsche's Stuttgart-based headquarters are examining the remains of the gutted vehicles used in Switzerland and Italy to determine the cause of the fires, a spokesperson said on Tuesday, confirming a report on German newswire dpa.

The Volkswagen-owned car maker expects to conclude the investigation this week, the spokesperson said, adding that Porsche had this year delivered 322 of the GT3 models, which start at €137 000.

Porsche expects to hit a target of selling more than 200 000 sports cars and SUVs in 2015, three years earlier than first scheduled, Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said last week.

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