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    What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    Porsche has made turbo targas before although in limited numbers. With the new targa line being based on the wide body frame, what do you think the odds are of Porsche bringing back the turbo targa ??? Anyone heard anything?

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    i'm betting 0%

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    I would say none, zilch, nada.

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    what are the odds that this topic has been beaten to death already?

    the turbo targa has the exact opposite odds of that

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    If you look at production numbers in the past for that combination you will find very few. For some reason they are not popular. It's too bad really, as it would be relatively simple from an assembly perspective to do it.

    Dan

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    If what PAG announced about the targa gets confirmed in the real world, the market might be bigger than expected for this amazing daily driver. I would order a turbo targa as soon as it is announced.
    Carlos

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    I think it would be a very popular seller. Marketing needs to get on the stick. Sometimes I don't understand them. It would be nothing for them to develop this as a distinct model,--and they would sell well.

    dan

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    I hear ya Dan,...it would absolutely be my next 911. I think the last go around of turbo targas was about 150 cars.
    I think the targa concept works well with the turbo.

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    Unfortunately, the limited sales of the 930 Turbo and the 996 Targa are hardly convincing!

    Not to mention that so-called 911 purists are going to have a field day about this "911 SL"...


    Since I'm not one of them, I hereby announce that if my business doubles overnight (that's the closest I can get to winning the lottery without playing... ), I'll have one built by Exclusive, be it at a cost of a (pinky to mouth) MEEEEEEELLION dollars.

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    I had a factory order 89 Turbo Targa 5 speed..Guards Red/black.
    Suffered from turbo lag of the single turbo cars, but nonetheless a great car..Featured in Guards Red in the centerfold of the 89 Porsche sales brochure. Stunning with the wide body and whale tail. I sold the car in 92, with ony 7000 miles and a $77K plus car had dropped to $42K. Absolutely No demand for the car.

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    I have been wrong many times but I don't think we will see one. Man how many versions of the 997 can Porsche create?

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    The answer will depend on sales of the 997 Targa 4's.

    This Targa is quite a looker, and unlike it's 996 cousin, it is being properly marketed as a real sportscar with a panoramic glass roof, rather than a practical daily driver for a soccer mom who needs a hatchback.

    The Targa roof is 'sportier' than a cab - it's both lighter and stiffer than the cab. Thus, if there is a 911 Turbo Cab, no reason there shouldn't also be a Turbo Targa, except for sales.

    I predict that the 997 Targa 4's will be the best selling Targas of all time, and that may indeed pave the way for a Turbo Targa.

    I'd love to see it!

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?

    I will sign up for one, how would one go about doing that, send a letter to Atlanta? Or Germany, anyone have the address?

    Re: What are the odds of a turbo targa?


    I would say 0% ...

    Targa drivers are not looking for the ultimate performance (according to Porsche)... hence NO turbo version.

    Also keep in mind the Targa is a slow seller ... at best 5,000 units over the 996 life time whilst Porsche will sell at least 6,000 997 TT Coupe this year !!!

    the 997 Targa has the softest suspension set-up of all 997 which is contradictory with a super sporty version like the TT.

     
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