Porsche will be restarting production of the recently-ended 911 GT2 RS to replace several examples which were lost in a shipping incident.
The German automaker is restarting the 911 GT2 RS production line to replace four examples which were lost when the Grande America sank following a fire.
Separately, Audi Brazil confirmed that the cargo ship – a roll on/roll off ship – was carrying RS4 and RS5 models, in addition to several others.
Porsche hasn’t publicly confirmed that it will restart production of the 911 GT2 RS, but a letter to a Porsche Brazil customer all but confirms that the lost cars will be replaced.
Lost cars aren’t normally replaced, Porsche says in the letter.
Due to the unique nature of the accident and the customer’s loyalty, however, Porsche agreed to restart production in Germany.
The replacement cars will be manufactured in April, with delivery scheduled for June.
The Grande America was also carrying some 718 Caymans and Boxsters, according to Carscoops’ report.
“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,” a Porsche spokesperson confirmed.