Porsche 911 Targa Going Retro

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Goodbye, sliding roof panels: Porsche is reportedly going back to the original Targa for inspiration on the new one.

While the design is very much influenced by the original, we’d struggle to call the Porsche 911 “retro”. That’s probably because the design has evolved steadily from the original, instead of diverging then going back to its roots. But Porsche is tipped to go old-school with the new 911 Targa. Whereas recent iterations of the 911 Targa have gone with complex sliding glass roof panels, the new version is set to retrace its roots to the original version with a removable glass roof, a convex rear windscreen and a wrap-over B-pillar.

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Expect the 911 Targa to be offered with a buyer’s choice of either the base 3.4-liuter flat six (with 345 horsepower) or the more powerful 3.8 with 395 hp. Either way, the power will likely be channeled to all four wheels. The availability of a manual transmission remains a question mark, but the dual-clutch gearbox will most definitely be on offer. Autocar expects Porsche to postpone the Targa’s introduction until the LA Auto Show in November (where it’s also expected to unveil the new Macan crossover) so as not to detract from the 911 Turbo, set to be introduced in September at the Frankfurt show alongside the production 918 Spyder.

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