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991 Porsche 911 GT3 recalled due to fire hazard

A number of new Porsche 911 GT3 vehicles have gone up in flames in recent months causing the company to pause selling the epic sports car. An official recall has now been issued affecting 785 cars.

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

As reported a few of days ago, Porsche put a halt to the sale of the new GT3 after a number of reports of spontaneous fires were being investigated.

In a recent statement Porsche recommended owners not to use their GT3 until the problem has been rectified. A spokesman said the company hopes to conclude the investigation this week.

Engineers are still looking into the issue and are yet to provide an explanation on what is potentially causing the fire. The vehicles that have been burnt to a crisp have been brought into Porsche’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, while engineers analyse the remains.

It’s understood the fires started from around the engine compartment in the back.

991-Porsche-911-GT3-fire

The recall affects all new GT3s delivered this year all around the world. Owners will be contacted by Porsche to advise what to do.

Like we said the other day, a sports car isn’t a true sports car until it has been recalled for fire issues. Both the Ferrari 458 and Lamborghini Gallardo have been subject to the same scenario in the past.

Head over to our previous report for more information on the GT3.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.