A Porsche 911 Turbo caught fire today in the Jacob Javits Center at the tail end of the New York International Auto Show.
The 993-generation coupe was presumably present for the DUB Show Tour, which officially starts tomorrow. It appears to have been running when the fire ignited, though specific details remain unclear.
A video of the incident shows flames emerging from the right rear fender. Staff eventually arrive with a fire extinguishers to douse the flames.
An aftermath picture shot by Vlad Shurigin and posted to Instagram suggests the fire was quickly extinguished, though damage in the engine compartment could be extensive.
A witness told New York Daily News the car may have experienced a fuel leak. It allegedly stalled and then ignited when the driver attempted to start it again.
The incident is not expected to affect the NYIAS or DUB shows.
A video posted by Mo (@moz1lla) on Mar 31, 2016 at 8:23am PDT
A photo posted by Vlad Shurigin (@zuumy) on Mar 31, 2016 at 8:50am PDT
Image via Instagram user ‘zuumy‘