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    OFFICIAL: 991 Targa 4 and 4S

    Monday Jan 13th the new Targa model will be shown to the world at the Detroit Auto Show. It will be interesting to see Porsche's design for the roof. While early Targa's had a 1pc or folding detachable roof and later ones had a sliding glass roof, the new Targa may have a elecrtically operated stowable roof panel. The new Targa brings another variation to the 911 series that bridges the gap between the cabriolets and the coupes by using optics of the early model Targas. It will be interesting to see the specs for its weight and pricing.


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    First official pictures?

     

     

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    Apparently so!


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    they seem to have adopted MB's pop up wind deflector on the windscreen rail .. probably because there isn't an integrated electric wind deflector that is standard on the Cabriolet 


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    And another press embargo crushed.  (not by us)

    Btw: That Targa strap or frame (don't know the correct name in English), wouldn't it look better in some sort of matte darker color, like gun metal or similar? I get the point of making the Targa concept more visible to the eye but I think it is too much, it kind of hurts the clean line flow of the 911.


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    Love it kiss The targa roll hoop looks great in aluminium IMHO. It's the whole reason for introducing the design - it marks it out as something different to everything else on the market - so why try to hide it I personally never liked the later version of the 930 series targa when they painted the bar black.

     

     


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    I love the rear glass hood 


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    I love it in black. Not so sure about lighter colors....


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    Wow ! I wasn't expecting to like it so much. That black car looks amazing. The targa will probably look better ni darker colours, to contrast the aluminium, but I'm curious to see one in silver. 


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    I like the car. I suspect the roll bar will be offered in several optonal finishes.  The targa script on the roll bar is the same as the original 1960s style which I think is a nice touch.  The 911 is the automotive equivalent of the Roman god Janus, simultaneously looking to the past and the future.


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    RC:

    Btw: That Targa strap or frame (don't know the correct name in English), wouldn't it look better in some sort of matte darker color, like gun metal or similar?

    I had exact same idea when I first saw leaked photos few hours ago Smiley Quick adjustments with silver color & dark frame ˇˇˇˇ


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    targa.jpg

    Just a quick PS.

    I think it looks much better with a darker roll bar.


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    Very nice! Not ordinary choice between all 911.


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    ISUK:

    Love it kiss The targa roll hoop looks great in aluminium IMHO. It's the whole reason for introducing the design - it marks it out as something different to everything else on the market - so why try to hide it I personally never liked the later version of the 930 series targa when they painted the bar black.

    +1 It instantly look like a modern-classic car.

    I would prefer it over a cab. without any hesitation.

    Well done Porshce SmileySmiley Yet, another successful design, following 991/987 and Macan. Smiley


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    No doubt that Porsche will offer the Targa bar in optional colors. It's a way to ask more money Smiley Maybe not an option right niw, with the introduction, but it will be available later on I guess.

     


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    Anything on the roof mechanism? And rear space?

    Very nice the new Targa, definitely much nicer than the cabrio but this is the true 911 profile (and nothing else matters for me):

    ku-xlarge.jpg


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    very true reginos - but without having seen it in flesh I would bet the targa shape looks better than the convertible - I think this car 4S with the GT3 engine and tranny I would buy for sure


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    Ready for the official reveal.

    Detroit.JPG


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    Gorgeous kiss


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    I like it. Much better then the previous 993 to 997 generations .

    It is unique , no other brands has this  . It makes the car look special , in a good way kiss


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    Here is the link to the live webcast:

    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/broadcast/detroit.aspx

    17:45 CET, 4:45 GMT or 11:45 EST  (in other words... 20 min. from now)


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    Deposit just placed. I may wait for paint to sample to become available but my dealer said that came along fairly quickly on the turbo so he thinks it may well be the same for targa.


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    Ohoh.... I think I just fell in love....yes


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    Here is the tech overview of the roof -

    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/911-targa/usa.aspx?

    It seem very complicated - rattles?


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    Leawood911:

    Here is the tech overview of the roof -

    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/911-targa/usa.aspx?

    It seem very complicated - rattles?

    Yes that came into my mind also...

    And it's pretty heavy. Targa 4S is 110kg heavier than C4S coupe and 40kg heavier than C4s cab.

    However... I really, really like the way the car looks, especially in black.


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    I too like it a lot..... I wish they would make a Turbo Targa....that would be amazing !


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    A glimpse of the rear seats. Headroom at the back appears too limited, as expected.

    original.jpg


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    targa.pngcar configurator for the targa live on the German site...


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    SuzyF:
    Leawood911:

    Here is the tech overview of the roof -

    http://www.porsche.com/microsite/911-targa/usa.aspx?

    It seem very complicated - rattles?

    Yes that came into my mind also...

    And it's pretty heavy. Targa 4S is 110kg heavier than C4S coupe and 40kg heavier than C4s cab.

    However... I really, really like the way the car looks, especially in black.

    Technically complex, but very elegant, from an engineering point-of-view.

    It is on the heavy side. On the wrong place. Smiley High up and far back. But who cares when it looks this great. Smiley

     


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