Porsche will re-release the drowned 911 GT2 RS

Porsche will re-release the drowned 911 GT2 RS

March 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company will resume production of the coupe and collect four copies in return for those that died off the coast of France.

Porsche will take an unprecedented step and collect four additional 911 GT2 RSs to replace those who died in the fire of the Grande America container ship off the coast of France. Supercars will be released in the originally planned order and delivered to customers in June.

The Italian cargo ship Grande America sank 180 nautical miles (333 kilometers) west of the French coast after a heavy fire. The ship transported 345 containers, 40 of which contained hazardous substances: 10 tons of hydrochloric acid and 70 tons of sulfuric acid. In addition, on board were 37 Porsche cars, including four copies of the extreme 911 GT2 RS.

The Brazilian Porsche office, namely, it was the recipient of supercars, recognized the cars lost, and the company made an unprecedented decision: to resume production of the 911 GT2 RS and collect the missing copies. The release of this 911 modification was discontinued in February.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS presented in 2017. The 700-strong coupe immediately set the Nurburgring record, which itself beat a year later. However, in the latter case, it was not a production version, but a two-door version, modified by Manthey-Racing specialists.