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    Porsche's 918 hybrid catches fire

    It will be interesting to see where the investigation will lead for Porsche's hybrid 918 supercar. The car fire is currently attributed to gasoline overflowing during refueling and it coming in contact with the exhaust system.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1587708/wa...o-gas-station/
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    Ed

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    Yikes, that's an expensive mess!
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    Sport Button On - DSC Off Z8-NL's Avatar
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    Will take care when filling up!
     

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    Congratulations Klaus!
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    Wow! Amazing car for you. Enjoy, and please report back!

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    Congrats, love the 918. Definitely my favorite by FAR out of the big three supercars rite now.
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    Wowza, congratulations, great color too, please post more pictures!! :-)
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Congratulations on your 918!

    On the fire topic, the owner reported that gas splashed onto the top mounted exhaust system, which seems feasible given the picture below.

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    ... well, it's hard to get decent engineers in Germany...


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