• Jun 5, 2007


The scandal! German tuner shop TechArt might have thought it was Christmas when it unwrapped three prototype Porsche engines. Final Gear reports that two conventional engines and one "engine of the future" missing from Porsche's development center have been found in the custom car builder's garage, much to Porsche's irritation. TechArt maintains its innocence, stating that employees bought the engines in good conscience and thought they were getting conventional 997 engines. We don't know much more than that, but it appears so far that Porsche is taking the tuner to court for theft, and that two Porsche employees, and two customers, are in the slammer.

[Source: Final Gear via Jalopnik]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Put the Engine of the Future in a Cayman and you'd have the Car of the Future!
      • 7 Years Ago
      ooo! Scandal, I love it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, was the info they could have gotten from the engines really worth going to jail or paying heavy fines over? Morons.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am sure that TechArt didn't try to learn as much as they could from the engine of the future prior to handing them back over... And the guy in parts from Porsche I am sure is fired now.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      It should be pretty interesting to see everyones defense statements of ignorance in this situation.