BERLIN Feb 18 Porsche has stopped
deliveries of the most expensive version of its overhauled 911
sports car after two of them caught fire, the German automaker
Engineers at Porsche's Stuttgart-based headquarters are
examining the remains of the gutted vehicles used in Switzerland
and Italy to determine the cause of the fires, a spokesman said
on Tuesday, confirming a report on German newswire dpa.
The Volkswagen-owned carmaker expects to conclude the
investigation this week, the spokesman said, adding that Porsche
had this year delivered 322 of the GT3 models, which start at
137,000 euros ($187,700).
Porsche expects to hit a target of selling more than 200,000
sports cars and SUVs in 2015, three years earlier than first
scheduled, Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said last
($1 = 0.7298 euros)
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; editing by Tom Pfeiffer)