To be honest with you when Porsche revealed the new Targa variant of the 911 we thought it was completely pointless. Here was a 911 that’s considerably heavier and more expensive than the C2S and C4S, and all because of a silly folding top, which is essentially a big sunroof.
Then Tiff Needell reviewed the car and his verdict reinforced our position. But now, and for the first time, we get to see the Porsche 991 Targa out in the real world, and it is starting to make a lot of sense.
It is still pointless, but all the subtle changes made to the 911 to make the Targa, like the wide rear arches, the retro-inspired silver Targa bar, and the roof itself, have given the 991 a fantastic look. It is even better in the case of this particular 911 as it also features a scrumptious chocolate brown paint job that is a class act.
Porsche 991 Targa 4S comes only as an all-wheel-drive 911, but you can choose between the 3.4 liter 350 horsepower engine or the bigger 3.8 liter 400 horsepower engines. You can also choose a manual gearbox if you want, but the performance of this car is at its best with the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono package.