2014 Porsche 911 GT3, 2013 Geneva Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
“We know the reason and the problem-solving measures,” Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller said at a recent press conference in Germany. “We’re testing them.”
Bloomberg reports that Mueller also said the remedy would be announced soon and that owners of the cars will be informed first.
Porsche previously said the 911 GT3 fires started after engine damage occurred, and that no accidents or injuries had occurred because of the issue.
The engine in the 2014 911 GT3 is unique to the car, although it has some commonality with the units found in the 911 Carrera S and 911 Turbo models. The 911 GT3 engine is a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six that revs to a lofty 9,000 rpm and produces up to 475 horsepower. Later this year, Porsche is expected to introduce a more extreme version of the car, the 911 GT3 RS, which was recently spotted in prototype form.
Stay tuned for an update.