The fire on board the Car Carrier cargo Ship ‘Felicity Ace’ is out but the nearly 4,000 vehicles on board are thought to be a total loss from Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen.
However, the biggest issues could be coming for Lamborghini. Listen to our podcast for all the crazyness:
Most of the cars onboard are somewhat replaceable. Even the higher end stuff like Bentleys, Porsches and Lamborghini SUVs are replaceable. The real issue comes from the rare Lamborghini Aventator. It’s sold out. In fact, the car is completely out of production. Production was limited to 112. The base price is $393,695. The head of Lamborghini, Andrea Baldi said Lamborghini would likely have to find a way to restart production. Volkswagen Group is no stranger to restarting production. They also lost cars at sea. In 2019, Porsche had to restart production on the 911 GT2 RS after a few of their cars sank to the bottom of the sea. The ‘Felicity Ace’ caught fire a week ago and Luckily, all 22 members of the crew were rescued without injury, When all is said and done, damages could total over $350 million dollars. And it’s not uncommon. 2002 The car carrier Tricolore was rammed and sunk in the English Channel, taking 2871 BMWs, Volvos and Saabs with it. In fact Car carrying cargo ships have bad luck. There have been eight accidents in the last 20 years, or one every two and a half years.