Porsche's Zuffenhausen plant suffered a gas explosion early on Monday morning, resulting in the pause of 911 production. Other models are not affected.
Porsche has halted production of the 911 for at least 48 hours after a gas explosion rocked its Zuffenhausen plant earlier today. Two employees sustained minor injuries as a result and were quickly rushed to hospital.
"Assembly of the 911 model line will be idled for at least two to three days based on preliminary estimates. The daily production capacity is currently 160 units," the company said in a statement.
The explosion will not affect output of Cayennes and Boxster/Cayman models as that line of the factory is the paint shop that is dealing with 911. Capacity at the plant will be increased by 2013 when a new paint shop appears. It will be capable of handling 170 units per day, built at a cost of €200 million/ USD296 million.