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Porsche 911 Targa Lets the Shine Shine In

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/13/2014 Jonny Lieberman
2015 Porsche 911 Targa© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche 911 Targa

Targa! Targa! Targa! Pardon the enthusiasm, but little seems as authentically European as an honest to goodness Porsche Targa. Sure, there have been 911 Targas on sale for the last few generations of 911 (996, 997), but those sported gigantic sunroofs, not a fully removable roof panellike the OG Targa, first introduced to sporty, weather-loving types in 1965. Betcha didn't know that since 1965 the Targa has accounted for 13% of all 911 sales.<_o3a_p>

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The new 991 Targa has the telltale aluminum B-pillar just like the goold old days, but also features a very trick power folding roof. In fact, the same meisters who designed 911 Cabriolet's industry best folding soft top handled Targa roof duties. The new roof works first with the aluminum basket handle and rear glass hinging backwards, and then the soft top covering the passenger compartment folds away before being sealed inside by the rear greenhouse. Pretty slick, plenty trick.

Just like it has done historically, the New Targa looks to be the ideal solution for 911 customer that's torn between the coupe and cabrio. The Targa will be available with both the Carrera’s 350 horsepower flat-6 and the Carrera S’s more potent 400 h mill.


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