2014 Porsche 911 GT3 recalled over fire risk

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 has been recalled following two fiery incidents in Europe - including five cars in Australia.
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Porsche Cars Australia issued a release stating it has contacted "all five customers who have so far taken delivery of their new 2014 model 911 GT3 in order to have their engines inspected".

Porsche headquarters has issued a directive for all owners of the 2014 model 911 GT3 recommending they stop driving their vehicles. Owners are able to have their car picked up and taken to a Porsche dealership for an engine inspection.

According to Porsche, engine damage was the cause of two cars catching fire in Europe, and there were no injuries or accidents as a result of either incident. Every current example of the 911 GT3 - a total of 785 worldwide - will be subject to an inspection. The exact cause of the engine problem and ensuing fires is as yet unknown.

"Safety is the number one priority at Porsche, and the company takes its responsibility seriously," the release said.

The race-bred 911 GT3 arrived in Australia late in 2013, priced from $294,100.