According to Euro News, Porsche sports cars were among more than 2,000 vehicles that sank with an Italian cargo ship off France’s Atlantic coast.
The models which got sunk with the Italian cargo ship included some of the exclusive 911 GT2 RS models. They were on their way to a customer in Brazil before the accident took place.
The name of the ship which got sunk is called Grande America, it capsized near La Rochelle last week en route from Hamburg to Casablanca before heading to Brazil. Grande America caught fire on March 10 and was also carrying 365 containers
According to reports, about 2200 tonnes of fuel got dumped into the water and has been affecting the French coast ever since it happened.
Porsche has since written to customers in Brazil and said it will resume production of the 911 GT2 RS in light of the incident.
The circulating letter went on to say that under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be possible to replace an out-of-production car but due to the nature of the situation, Porsche had decided to resume the GT2 RS production in Germany.
According to the letter, the the vehicles will be produced in April, with delivery to Brazil scheduled for June.
Audi Brazil has also said Grande America was carrying a number of A3, A5, Q7, RS4, and RS5 models.
Brand new models of the GT2 are generally difficult to find and even slightly used models will cost the customer. Porsche Mayfair in London says they only have one approved model 911 GT2 RS in stock which costs N108,510,101 (€267,000)