Porsche has confirmed the death of its China-based Porsche Design Studio in the country, after a massive crash on Friday that killed two people and injured at least seven others.
The design studio was founded in 2009 to help develop and produce the 991 and 996 Porsche sports cars, and its work has been a major part of Porsche’s efforts to make the 918 Spyder and 911 Turbo sporty and elegant.
Porsche is in talks with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to get a permit to rebuild the studio.
The crash took place around 2:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m., EDT) in the eastern city of Hangzhou.
It’s not clear how many people were killed or injured.
Porsche Design is part of the company’s design and production operations, and was the third-largest design studio in the world in 2016.
The company’s headquarters are in Pisa, Italy, and it employs more than 150 people in various areas of the design and manufacturing process.
The studio’s car powertrains have been used extensively in the 911 and Porsche 918, but the company has been experimenting with different combinations of different types of motors and transmission systems for years.
Porsche has had problems with its design studio over the past decade, and the company is still working on ways to improve its safety record.
The latest problems came after a Porsche 919 Spyder suffered a fuel leak while it was parked at a factory in the southern city of Wuhan, according to local media.
The car was taken to a nearby hospital, where two people were reported to be dead.
The accident is the second major crash involving a Porsche Design studio in China in the past few years.
In 2014, a Porsche 911 Turbo collided with a bus in a Beijing parking lot, killing a woman and injuring six others.
Porsche said that a maintenance man had to use a chainsaw to cut the rear axle off of the vehicle.