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911 GT3's fiery issue resolved

Snapshot: Porsche will replace the engine of 911 GT3s to resolve the fire issues

Porsche engineers have found the fault that caused those deadly fires on the 911 GT3, over the last few months. The cause is a loosened piston-rod screw that made major damage to the engine crankcase at high RPM. The company is working at a solution and has stated that it will replace the engines of all affected vehicles once the testing phase is concluded.

“At Porsche, we are rigorous when implementing an engineering solution- therefore, after successful testing and validation, we will be installing new engines with optimized piston-rod screw connections in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 vehicles"- said the company's senior officials in a press meet.

Porsche 911 GT3 is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine that produces 469 BHP. Last month, a total of five Porsche 911 GT3s caught fire, said to be due to engine failure. This made the company announce a recall for 785 units of the GT3, which were sold last year. Porsche also instructed owners to stop using the car immediately till the issue is not resolved.
 

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