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Porsche halts 911 GT3 deliveries after two catch fire
February 18, 2014 / 3:05 PM / in 4 years

Porsche halts 911 GT3 deliveries after two catch fire

BERLIN, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Porsche has stopped deliveries of the most expensive version of its overhauled 911 sports car after two of them caught fire, the German automaker said.

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 week. ($1 = 0.7298 euros) (Reporting by Andreas Cremer; editing by Tom Pfeiffer)

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