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Porsche 911 GT3 engine replacement

The Porsche 911 GT3's engine problem has been found; replacement engines for all GT3s is the remedy

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche has announced the reason behind the reported fires linked to the 911 GT3.

An issue with a piston connecting rod bolt was the reason for the two fires linked to brand new 991 GT3s. 

After a notice was released from Porsche telling owners to stop driving a few weeks ago, Porsche has decided to recall every one of the 785 cars (including the 100 or so that made it onto UK soil) and replace their engines.

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The action ought to eat into the record profits Porsche announced earlier this week. Record car deliveries of 162,145 led to a three per cent revenue rise, to 14.3 billion euros, with operating profit climbing by six per cent to 2.58 billion euros. For every Porsche sold, the VW Group receives a profit of around 17,000 euros – considerably higher than the circa-600 euros profit yielded by VW’s more mainstream products.

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