Porsche to resume 911 GT2 RS production after cargo ship sinks

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RSPorsche

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RSPorsche

"And for that reason, your GT2 RS cannot be delivered", the letter, translated to English, says. Other models onboard were the Audi A3, Audi A5, Audi RS5, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayman, Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayenne.

Carscoops first reported on a letter Porsche of Brazil sent to the four customers who lost cars.

"As you may know, Porsche ended the 991 GT2 RS production on February 2019 and under normal circumstances, it wouldn't be possible to give you another vehicle", the letter reads in Portuguese. This time around, Karthikeyan broke the same record with the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS clocking in at 2 mins 0.26 secs, 7.5 secs quicker. The letter states that the GT2 RS was indeed lost due to a fire on the ship and that while production had ended in February 2019, they would resume GT2 RS production to be able to deliver a new auto to the customer by June.

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"We recommend that you contact your local Porsche Center for further information.".

The Italian-flagged roll-on/roll-off ship MV Grand America sank last week approximately 180 nautical miles off the coast of France after catching fire en route from Hamburgh, Germany, to Casablanca, Morocco. Among the fleet were four 911 GT2RS units. French crews have been cleaning up oil slicks in the ocean, which are leaking from the ship that's resting at a depth of about 4,600 meters.

The GT2 RS was launched in India previous year priced at Rs 3.88 crore (ex-showroom) and is the most powerful road-going 911 ever made. Authorities seem to believe that most of the contents of the ship burned up in the fire. If you missed your chance, you'll have to wait and hope for a shot at buying one secondhand, likely at a heavily inflated price.

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