11. march broke an Italian cargo ship on fire and sank the day after the off the coast of France.
All 27 occupants escaped alive, but the ship's cargo of approximately 2000 cars are now at the bottom of the sea. It writes the british The Mirror.
Among them were 37 Porsche models, including at least four of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. A car that is more powerful than any other 911 model ever rolled out from Porsche factories. The engine has 700 horsepower and is able to send the car from 0 to 100 km/h. at 2.8 seconds. The car stops only to accelerate at 340 km/h., while the prize starts at a little over 5.5 million. crowns.
the GT2 RS is with its 700 horsepower and top speed of 340 km/h. not an ordinary Porsche 911. Photo: Porsche
in Addition, there should also be multiple copies of the models 718 Cayman, Boxter and Cayenne. Also Audi has confirmed that the ship was loaded with several Audier, who among other things talked of copies of the sporting RS4 and RS5 models. How many talk about is not disclosed.
the Grand America bread in the fire 11. march and sank the day after. Photo: Marine Nationale
The Grande America, as the wrecked ship was called, was on its way from Hamburg to the port city of Santos in Brazil, where the cars were supposed to be delivered to the waiting customers.
in Particular, the loss of the four Porsche 911 GT2 RS-models, which were on the way to a handful of wealthy brazilian customers, has been hard to swallow. Porsche stopped, namely the production of the sports car in February of this year.
According to the bilnyhedssitet Carscoops should fabrikantenten now, however, have agreed to resume production. It appears by a letter, such as Porsche allegedly sent to the unfortunate buyers:
- Under normal circumstances, it would not be possible to give you a new car. But because of the unusual situation, and taken into consideration that you are a loyal and highly valued customer for our brand, Porsche has decided to resume production of the GT2 RS in Germany, and your car will be produced in april and delivered in June, according to Carscoops.
When Porsche unveiled the GT2 RS-the model in the summer of 2017, they said that only 1000 copies would be built. Within a few weeks they were all sold.