Porsche is one of the most famous brands in the sports car world and has a long racing history. One of the most potent sports cars that the company makes is the iconic 911 GT3. This naturally aspirated car is aimed at the best handling and performance possible on the track.
Porsche says that after becoming aware of two fires in 2014 911 GT3 models, it performed an extensive investigation of the engine of the GT3. It found a loosened fastener inside the engine on the connecting rod. The fires in the two cars were cause when the crankcase was damaged and a resulting oil leak caught fire.
The remedy for Porsche isn’t to bring the cars in and tighten a fastener. Porsche will be replacing the entire engines in all 785 2014 911 GT3 models that have been sold or are waiting for delivery. No other 911 sports car models are affected by this issue. Porsche says that it will be in direct contact with owners of the cars to let them know how the recall will progress. Replacing engines in a car this expensive has to be costing Porsche some big money.