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Porsche to restart 911 GT2 RS production after cargo ship sinks in transit

by Justin King

Several cars now sit under approximately three miles of water in the Bay of Biscay.

Porsche has decided to restart 911 GT2 RS production after several cars were lost in transit aboard a sinking cargo ship.

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.

All crew members abandoned ship in a lifeboat and were later rescued by a British Royal Navy frigate. The incident left a few examples of the limited-production 911 GT2 RS sitting beneath approximately three miles of ocean in the Bay of Biscay, however.

Porsche has decided to build a few more cars to replace the sunken treasures, fulfilling orders for customers in Brazil, according to Carscoops. The replacements will be built next month and scheduled for delivery in June.

The ship was carrying a few thousand cars including several Audi models also bound for Brazil.


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