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Porche to replace engines in all MY2014 911 GT3 vehicles

18 March 2014

Porsche will replace the engines of all 2014 model year 911 GT3 vehicles as the corrective action derived from internal analyses initiated in response to two engine fires. Porsche has confirmed that engine damage resulted from a loosened fastener on the connecting rod. The loose connecting rod damaged the crankcase, which in both cases led to leakage of oil which then ignited.

The 911 GT3 is equipped with a 6-cylinder, 3.8-liter boxer enginehat delivers up to 475 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated with a 7-speed dou-clutch automatic transmission.

After becoming aware of the two accident cases, Porsche advised customers to cease using the affected 785 vehicles until further notice; the vehicles are to be picked up by a Porsche dealer.

Engines with optimized fasteners will be used in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3—including in those that have not been delivered yet. Porsche is in direct communication with customers worldwide to discuss the further course of action. Porsche points out that no other 911 models or other model series are affected by this action.

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