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    Autocar 997 Targa spy shots

    Autocar has some interesting 997 Targa spy shots in today's edition. They show a barely disguised prototype which looks to be very close to production.

    There are two interesting points from the article. Firstly, the point about the 997 sharing the 996's roof - suddenly it all makes sense when you see the Targa prototype. It does of course enable them to bring forward the 996 roof options to the 997 line almost unchanged, hence reducing time to market.

    Secondly there are the pictures - they show not only a Targa, but a Carrera S Targa (red calipers, quad exhaust pipes). This something we didn't have with the 996 series.

    Interesting? What do people think? Will the weight gain and reduced torsional rigidity detract from the Carrera S concept?

    Gary

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    looking forward to those pics!
    But jeez, are they going to make an s version of everything?
    C2S, C4S, TargaS, C2CabS, C4CabS, TurboS... whats next? GT2S? GT3S? GT3 RS S?
    -Joost-

    Since the 997 roof is the same as the 996....

    I wonder if I could reuse my 996 Cab hardtop on a 997 Cab?

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    Here's the article:

    Re: Since the 997 roof is the same as the 996....

    Carrera GT-S, 640HP, 0-60 3.4s

    6.0L V10

    A Targa S would be cool, really cool. There is going to be ALOT of 911's if they go on like this...

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    I remember before 997 came out they were talking about 13 different varients that will be gradually introduced as 997 series.

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    News in real time!!

    thanks for showing!

    ciao
    Dario

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    Hatch back? Uhhhhh, I don't think so. With those wide fender panels? Think of the physical strain to access and the resultant scratches and blemishes trying to get stuff in and out.

    no way!

    If way, then a sleazy marketing point for a stupid feature.

    OR: maybe I'm totally wrong and having another bad day.


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    Quote:
    Joost said:
    looking forward to those pics!
    But jeez, are they going to make an s version of everything?
    C2S, C4S, TargaS, C2CabS, C4CabS, TurboS... whats next? GT2S? GT3S? GT3 RS S?
    -Joost-



    Remember the Porsche tractor? Re-edited in an S-model for traditionalists...

    I am surprised to hear this since most sources stated about discontinuing the model. I am looking forward to see and experience the car. Haven't driven the Targa yet so I don't know how much handling deficits this model has over the regular ones.

    The only concern I have is the fact that in retracted position nobody is able to sit on the backseats, not even some small children. This was very disappointing to me and is actually the major downside on that car for me.

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    MaxErnst said:
    Hatch back? Uhhhhh, I don't think so. With those wide fender panels? Think of the physical strain to access and the resultant scratches and blemishes trying to get stuff in and out.

    no way!

    If way, then a sleazy marketing point for a stupid feature.

    OR: maybe I'm totally wrong and having another bad day.





    I think it's very possible the 997 Targa could have a rear hatch.

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    what are they going to call the widebodys now? SS S-sqaured?

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    The classic 'turbolook'?

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    Is this a joke ? Porsche can't GIVE away Targas. I doubt they'll continue to beat this poor old nag on the 997 series .

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    MKW said:
    Is this a joke ? Porsche can't GIVE away Targas. I doubt they'll continue to beat this poor old nag on the 997 series .



    i disagree MKW.

    the targa is a VERY niche oriented car. some people LOVE it, but most would rather have a coupe or cab.

    for some people that truely can't decide, the targa is for them

    that person may not be you or me, but they are out there.

    the targa name is a strong brand, so they arent going to let it die.

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    It is true. I would be the one who would like a targa. I hate cold wind breathing down my neck but I need more sunshine than the sunroof could ever provide.

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    I just love the glas roof Targa concept and I would be very happy to see a 997 Targa come out.

    The 996 Targa is well enough engineered to combine the advantages of the coupe with a more open feeling. Even if you never open the roof, just having that transparent roof over your head is a great feeling.

    I hope Porsche continue to serve this particular niche.

    Targa roof issues?

    How well does the Targa roof work on the 993 and 996? Are there any noises, other problems?

     
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