A sunken cargo ship has forced Porsche to resume production of the GT2 RS, with customers in Brazil left awaiting the delivery of their twin-turbo'd 911 supercars.
Although Porsche didn't officially report it initially, a letter from a Brazilian customer published in CarScoops has shed some light on what happened off the coast of France, and what it means for customers.
A ship called Grande America sank on March 12, after a fire broke out in a container. A whopping 2000 cars were lost, including a host of Audi models, and Porsches ranging from the base 718 to the hulking GT2 RS.
Rather than giving its customers a refund, Porsche will restart the production line and remake the four GT2 RS models currently swimming with the fishies off the French coast.
"We are sorry to inform you that, due to a fire, a Grimaldi group ship, that was transporting your vehicle, sank on March 12, 2019. And for that reason, your GT2 RS can not be delivered," the letter, translated to English, says.
"As you may know, Porsche ended the 991 GT2 RS production on February 2019 and under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be possible to give you another car."
"But due to the nature of the situation, and considering that you’re a loyal and highly valuable customer for our brand, Porsche has decided to resume the GT2 RS production in Germany, and your vehicle will be produced in April, with delivery scheduled for June."