A Porsche spokesman has announced deliveries of the 911 GT3 could be postponed for several months until they fix the worrying fire risk issue.

A Porsche spokesman has announced deliveries of the 911 GT3 could be postponed for several months until they fix the worrying fire risk issue.

About a month ago there was a report about five Porsche 911 GT3s which spontaneously combusted but it seems only 2 (out of a total of 700 units) caught fire. Several days later Porsche made an official announcement asking owners of this model to stop driving their cars until they figure out what is wrong. It seems the engine block of both cars cracked and leaked oil into the exhaust system.

Porsche spokesman Paul Ellis says the company is trying to fix the problem as quick as possible but admits the process could take a few months. Porsche acknowledges this situation is "not ideal for the company" but it seems customers are willing to wait for their cars. Ellis added that although the naturally-aspirated flat-six engine shares its fundamentals with the other motors powering the 911 range, there's "zero chance" a similar problem will occur on other models as the engine is "unique to the GT3."