This Porsche 718 GT4 RS Spent Three Days Submerged In Mud

A German tuning shop is resurrecting a car that was a victim of a massive flood
Flood-damaged Porsche 718 GT4 RS - rear
Flood-damaged Porsche 718 GT4 RS - rear

Imagine you’ve just taken delivery of your brand new Porsche 718 GT4 RS. You’ve had a matte PPF wrap applied, and the car is safely stashed in an underground car park. Or so you think - that paint protection is about to do some serious heavy lifting.

This is the exact situation one Slovenian owner was in when, last August, the country was hit by massive floods. The garage housing the Porsche, which had only been registered in June and had around 435 miles on the clock, was completely flooded, submerging the car in muddy water. It was a full three days before water levels dropped and the car could be retrieved, and the results… aren’t pretty.

The entire car, inside and out, was covered in mud, although after being cleaned, the bodywork was in remarkably good condition. Underneath, however, was a different story. All the important bits - electrics, engine, drivetrain - were dead. The mud on the underside was so thick that the car wouldn’t even roll. In most cases, that’d be game over - a brand new GT4 RS with its life cut short.

German Porsche specialist RS Dynamics, however, had a different view: having transported the stricken 718 to its workshop near Düsseldorf, the team there is setting about bringing it back to life. Dubbed ‘Project Seacret’, the whole thing is being documented on RS Dynamics’ Instagram.

This is the latest in what seems to be an emerging trend of repairing high-end, water-damaged cars. Last year, YouTuber Tavarish acquired a McLaren P1 that had been written off when Hurricane Ian swept through Florida and is setting about resurrecting it. There’s also the Bugatti Veyron (pretty sure that’s a Lambo, dude) that was infamously deliberately driven into a Texas lake way back in 2009 and is now finally being repaired.

So far, the RS Dynamics team has managed to strip the Porsche’s interior in order to give everything a thorough clean, but there’s a long, long way to go before this car can be resurrected and live the life it deserves. We’ll be watching along closely.


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