More than a month has passed since the Felicity Ace cargo ship sunk after catching fire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
It was hauling millions of dollars’ worth of European cars on board, all of which were destroyed in the fire.
The full list of the 4,000 cars on board that were destroyed has now been revealed, thanks to the work of Top Gear.
Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini…
As revealed by Top Gear, many of the cars on board were made by the Volkswagen Group, apart from a 2015 Ford Musang, a 1996 Honda Prelude, a 2014 Kia Soul, a 2019 Mini Countryman, a 2018 Nissan Versa Note and a 2007 BMW 750i.
Also, a 1977 Land Rover Santana was also on board, which was produced in Spain by Santana Motor in their Linares factory.
Audi A5, Q3 and e-tron
Around 2,000 of the sunken cars were made by Audi, and the majority of these cars were the Audi A5 and Audi A3.
The Felicity Ace was transporting 274 units of the Audi A5 in all of its versions (Coupe, Cabrio and Sportback), as well as 441 units of the Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback.
There were also 121 units of the Audi e-tron, an Audi e-tron GT, an Audi A2, seven Audi TTs and a TT Roadster.
Porsche 911 and Taycan
Although Top Gear stated that there were 2,000 Audi cars on board, their work identified less than 900 models.
Porsche also suffered significant losses, with 1,117 units destroyed in the fire, although the models of 32 units are identified, such as the Cayenne, Macan, Panamera and a 718 Boxster GTS 4.0.
Volkswagen Golf, ID.4, Transporter and Caddy
Volkswagen lost 561 cars in the Atlantic Ocean, which were being transported from Emden in Germany to Davisville in the United States.
This included 199 units of the Volkswagen Golf, 159 units of the ID.4 and 116 units of the Transporter T6.
There was also 46 units of the Caddy, a Volkswagen Taigo and a 2017 Jetta, as well as three units of the Seat Ateca.
The economic losses are enormous, and according to some estimations they are as much as 400 million dollars.
This figure is as high as that in part due to the fact that the cargo ship was carrying 189 Bentley cars and 85 Lamborghinis.
Lamborghini will once again produce the Aventador
Lamborghini have announced that they will restart production of the Aventador Ultimae to compensate the losses that they incurred.
Stephan Winkelmann, the company’s executive director, confirmed that the Sant’Agata factory in Bologna will produce 15 more units of the car to replace the 15 that were destroyed on board the Felicity Ace.