Last week Porsche confirmed that the vehicles produced on its Leipzig assembly line, namely the Macan and Panamera, would be paused due to a lack of wire harnesses. The supplier for Porsche’s wire harnesses is located in the Ukraine, and if you’ve been paying attention to the news you know that things aren’t going to plan in that part of the world right now. Porsche was optimistic that it could stay on target with the rest of its production in Zuffenhausen, but it seems that as war rages on in Ukraine this won’t be possible, and 911, 718, Cayenne, and Taycan lines will be shuttered as well.
Looks like Porsche is halting all production after the March dates posted in their notice. (Via Rennlist) pic.twitter.com/EdocHoc7dv
— Zerin Dube (@SpeedSportLife) March 3, 2022
It appears that Taycan production was already closed last week, along with Macan and Panamera. Cayenne production ends today. The 718 line is planned to be closed next Monday, while 911 GT3 will follow a couple of days later. The company’s iconic 911 will stay into production through the end of the month.
Porsche issued a statement to The Drive indicating that not only Porsche, but the entire Volkswagen group, “views the situation in Ukraine with great concern and dismay.” While Porsche didn’t debate the dates included in the email shared to Rennlist (above tweet) the statement did indicate that exact shut down dates would remain fluid. “In the coming days and weeks we will operate on a short-term basis and continuously reassess the situation.”
Obviously the situation in Ukraine has a lot more on the line than the delay of some sports cars getting to their new wealthy owners a few weeks later than planned. We hope that the Ukrainian people overcome their Russian aggression, and this senseless war ends before more people die. One of the largest countries in Europe is under attack, so naturally that will cause international supply chain issues. It would also be economically wise for the war to end swiftly.