Here is some pretty interesting automotive industry gossip. It seems three stolen Porsche engines, two of which are currently used by Porsche and one which is a prototype for future use, have shown up at the TechArt Garage. TechArt is a German tuner of Porsche vehicles, and if convicted, TechArt could ruin its relationship with Porsche and may be forced to go out of business.
According to a forum post on Final Gear:
“3 Engine prototypes have been stolen out of Porsches development center, 2 conventional engines and one “engine of the future”. The parts have been found in the Techart garage. four people are in jail, two leasing-managers of porsche, and two customers.
Porsche now sues Techart for theft, Techart says they bought the stuff with a bill and thought everything was ok, but found out, that the engine wasn´t the promised 997 Turbo engine, but something else (they were fascinated), so they gave it back to the dealer, and it was found there. If it´s true, Techart will be out of the buisness, because Porsche never delivers parts to someone who did something “strange” with them….Right now, the only facts are, the engines disappeared, popped up at Techart……that´s it.”
Source: Final Gear (via Jalopnik)
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