The traditional Targa is coming back, purists rejoice.
It is a well-known and often mocked fact that Porsche purists are a difficult bunch to please. And for these fickle consumers, the 911 Targa has been a source of almost unending disappointment for quite a while. The traditional removable roof section was replaced by a heavy sliding glass affair that, though providing some lovely open-top experiences, just wasn’t the same as the original Targa. But the purists will soon be vindicated, as a new Targa is coming for a late 2013/early 2014 release.
The upcoming Type 991 Targa spied with the roof off here is very obviously a traditional Targa, and actually does a pretty admirable job of updating the look.