4,000 High-End Luxury Automobiles Sink To The Ocean’s Bottom

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The Felicity Ace, a cargo ship carrying approximately 4,000 Volkswagen Group automobiles, caught fire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean two weeks ago, as we reported. A 2022 Porsche 718 Spyder done in Frozen Berry Metallic, ordered by popular YouTube personality Matt Farah, was one of the cars on display. While the crew was taken safely from the ship, fireғɪɢʜᴛers were unable to put out the fire, which was fueled by the lithium-ion batteries in the on-board electric vehicles.

A tugboat was attempting to tow Felicity Ace back to port, but the ship’s management business has just issued a press release stating that it sank 220 nautical miles off the coast of Pᴏʀᴛᴜɢᴀʟ’s Azores. “MOL Shipmanagement Sɪɴɢᴀᴘᴏʀᴇ, the ship’s managers, are continuing to make every effort as the main priority to control the ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ and rectify the problem,” the business stated in a statement. “As more information becomes available, we will provide it.”

More information regarding the sinking may become available, but for now, we can only speculate on the magnitude of the ʟᴏsses. Nearly 4,000 automobiles were verified to be on board, including 189 Bentleys, thousands of Porsches, and more than a dozen Lamborghinis. Early estimates suggest that the total cost could be as much as $335 million.

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Farah has already stated that Porsche will build him a new Boxster Spyder, but it will be fascinating to watch how the other manufacturers react to this situation. A Porsche dealership in Orlando acknowledged that six automobiles were on board, including a Cayenne Hybrid that had been requested by a salesperson. The Lamborghini Aventador was nearing the end of its production run, but with some of the V12 supercar’s final units aboard the Felicity Ace, the Italian company may be forced to restart production.

Even as the ship burned, there was always the possibility that a few of the automobiles may be spared. There is currently no way to save a single vehicle after the most recent upgrade. The ship went down at, according to recovery workers “After suffering a list to starboard, it was 9 a.m. local time. Salvage craft will remain in the vicinity to keep an eye on things.

“With so many automobiles now languishing at the bottom of the ocean, the ship sinking will undoubtedly have a tremendous ecological impact, in addition to the immense financial ʟᴏsses and enormous logistical issues.

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