A car carrying cargo ship has sunk, taking 37 Porsches to a watery grave. Four of the Porsches were the 911 GT2 RS model, a variant for which production had stopped. It was not solely a Porsche Parade as other vehicles on the ill-fated ship included 2,000 brand-new Audis. There is no truth to the rumor that insurance company executives have been jumping out top floor windows.
A company statement was given, with “Porsche Brasil confirmed that 37 of its new cars, in route from Hamburg, Germany, to Santos, Brazil, were aboard the vessel Grande America that suffered a maritime incident near the coast of Brest, France, on March 12, 2019. Among the fleet were four 911 GT2RS units. In a special decision and to uphold its commitment to its valued Brazilian customers, Porsche has ensured that those units will be reproduced in the order in which they were originally confirmed.”
Another factory statement, in a letter to one of the owners, “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,” the letter reads in Portuguese. “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.”