Porsche Catches Fire in DUB Section of 2016 New York Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

A Porsche caught on fire while setting up in the DUB section of the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Like many auto shows across the nation, there’s often a special section dedicated to modified cars. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, DUB hosts that special wing and it appears while setup was happening, a Porsche 911 Turbo sporting a Florida license plate caught on fire. Not much is known about the incident, but a video surfaced on social media capturing the blaze igniting before it was quickly extinguished at the venue.

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According to NBC 4 New York, it was a small electrical fire that occurred and fortunately no one was injured as a result.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill stock car that is on display at the German automaker’s booth at the Javits Center, but rather a heavily modified version surrounded by other customized cars.

[Source: NBC New York, @zuumy Instgram]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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