4000 luxury cars like Lamborghini, Audi burnt in the sea, there was a loss of crores
4000 luxury cars like Lamborghini, Audi burnt in the sea, there was a loss of crores

New Delhi: A sudden fire broke out in a cargo ship near the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. This cargo named Felicity Ace was carrying about 4000 Volkswagen Group cars. Cars of the company's luxury brands Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi also came under fire in the accident. However, according to a Navy statement, 22 crew members of the ship were successfully rescued. After this the ship was left as it is.

According to Bloomberg, according to emails sent to Volkswagen's US operations, there were more than 100 such vehicles in the consignment, which were on their way to the Port of Houston in Texas. This includes several GTI, Golf R and ID.4 models, which have now been reduced to ashes. The setback to the Volkswagen Group comes at a time when the world's automobile companies are struggling with supply delays due to pandemic crisis and semiconductor chip shortage.

Luke Vandezande, a Porsche spokesman, said the company estimated that about 1,100 of their vehicles were on the ship at the time of the fire. He said that his automobile dealers are in touch with the customers affected by the incident. While Lamborghini did not reveal the number of cars on the ship. The carmaker said that it is contacting the shipping company to get more details regarding the incident.

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