It was only weeks ago when an image of an engulfed Porsche 911 GT3 circulated around the net.
Of course the car was brand spankin' new so it's never nice to see that.
Soon after the photo went live, rumors swirled about possibly a handful of similar incidents that happened with the all-new GT3. Rather than ignore the problem as a lot of other automakers with self-immolating products tend to do, Porsche has stepped up to the plate on this one.
The company has formally said there is a problem, and they're currently doing their best to fix it. That means all 911 GT3s across the globe are NOT being delivered until the car is sorted out. Word from Australia, of all places, is suggesting it could take months for a solution at this point.
You have to at least give the company props for "doing the right thing," especially when other automakers as of late haven't been doing that at all.
Porsche's heroic road racer, the 911 GT3, may be forced off the road for at least a few more months.
The German car maker has instructed that all owners of the latest 991-Series model park their cars, and dealers have been ordered not to sell any more, after two cars caught fire in Europe recently.
The situation also caused Porsche Cars Australia to postpone its national launch for the vehicle this week, which was meant to coincide with the first test drives of the latest 911 Turbo and Turbo S and a major corporate event running at the Phillip Island circuit in conjunction with the Australian Grand Prix.
Porsche spokesman, Paul Ellis, told Drive there is "no update from the factory" on the situation and that the severity of the issue has not yet been fully identified.