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Porsche 911 GT3 new engine production starts April 22nd 2014

Sun, 13 Apr 2014

The new engines for the Porsche 911 GT3 (pictured) start production this month

The recall for the Porsche 911 GT3 after a couple of fires forced Porsche to evaluate the cause – and stop further production – now looks to have not only been resolved, but a fix is soon to be available. But Porsche is taking no chances with any sort of sticking plaster fix and is instead building new engines for the 911 GT3, with optimized piston rod screw connection – the cause of the problem – to make sure nothing goes wrong again.

Porsche are planning to start production of the revised engine on 22nd April and will be despatching engines out to dealers shortly thereafter for them to fit to the affected cars.

By way of compensation to the GT3 owners – which include Top Gear’s Richard Hammond – Porsche will be adding an extra year of warranty to the GT3 as well as reaching out to discuss with owners what other ways would be appropriate to compensate them for the inconvenience.

With just 785 GT3s out in the wild, this Porsche problem is insignificant compared to recalls like Toyota’s latest 6.58 million car recall, but it’s been sensibly, and thoroughly, sorted.

Well done, Porsche.

By Cars UK