Unknown Porsche prototype burns in employee's garage

Firefighters put out fire at Porsche employee\'s garage 28.06.2013
Firefighters put out fire at Porsche employee's garage 28.06.2013

Damages estimated at 1.3M EUR

Today we bring an interesting story from Ludwigsburg, Germany where an unknown Porsche burned on Tuesday night inside the garage of a Porsche employee.

According to local media, the Porsche employee drove the prototype home after work and parked it into the garage. Several hours later he noticed a fire coming from his garage and called the firefighters right away. In the meantime, he tried to put out the fire with assistance from his wife but without any success. No less than 19 firefighters arrived and stopped the fire but it was too late as Porsche estimates damages to 1.3M EUR (probably including both car and garage/house).

A Porsche spokesperson immediately declared the prototype's powertrain was not the cause of this fire, adding that test and measurement equipment installed on the prototype could have caused the incident. It's not clear whether the Porsche prototype (model not yet commercially available) had some form of a hybrid setup (918 Spyder or Panamera S E-Hybrid) but it's interesting that the person who drove the car home was not a Porsche test driver. If it wasn't a hybrid, most likely the prototype was a Macan.

Published Jun 28th, 2013 1:00pm By Adrian Padeanu
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DBaskov DBaskov
It was probably Ferrari disguised as Porche. With new GT2 coming out the competition is getting stiffer...
Jun 29th, 2013 3:09am
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TheStreets TheStreets
So how many other non-hybrids catch fire when they are parked with those pesky "test meters" attached to them? Granted a piece of loose live wire from some measurement equipment could be to blame, if this was a Porsche Executive taking the car home for an overnight test drive, this car is/was still in the middle of development and fair game for a very rare, non-production freak accident to occur.
Jun 28th, 2013 9:42pm
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
This new Porsche must be.....really hot.
Jun 28th, 2013 5:06pm
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Never take your work to your home
Jun 28th, 2013 3:46pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
It probably was a Boxster E. http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/porsche/boxster/first-drives/porsche-boxster-e
Jun 28th, 2013 2:25pm
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BivinSebastian BivinSebastian
atleast we know its a proper supercar!! :P
Jun 28th, 2013 2:20pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
Yeah, after all these years, Porsche finally made it !
Jun 28th, 2013 2:27pm
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