• Sep 29, 2006

Porsche also debuted its 2007 911 Targa 4 and 4S at the Paris Motor Show, in addition to the superlative 2007 911 GT3 RS. The Targa concept has been around since 1966, and the new Targa 4 and 4S give buyers the option of having the open sky experience of a convertible without loosing the rigidity of a solid roof. The 4.2 pound glass roof of the Targa 4/4S can be retracted to provide 4.8-square feet of open air. The glass rear hatch compliments the roof by continuing the open-air impression all the way to the rear of the car, and the roof frame is embellished with a polished aluminum strip to hark back to the days of the removable top Targas of the first generation 911. There is also a semi-translucent, black-cloth sunblind to protect the occupants from the sun's death rays.

The drivetrain choices are similar to the current 911 hardtop and convertible, so the Targa is an interesting compromise for those who may love the open air motoring but find a hardtop more practical. Thanks to Eric again for catching the Targa 4S in the flesh, so to speak.

More photos after the jump.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Just when you thought a Porsche couldn't get any better..
      • 8 Years Ago
      I didn't realize that Toyota's bottom end line of cars were producing 355 hp all wheel drive sports machines. Thanks for straightening me out Neal!

      samfaye
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, this really is a stunning piece of machinery!

      Oh, and to Neal M... Get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have something pretty similar to this...and I paid less than $18,000.

      The US-only Scion tC.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm sure it's more practical and safer than the old Targa with pseudo roll bar, but this lacks that good old feeling.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Neal, that's like saying McDonalds has great steaks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm as fond of the new targa designs as I am loathful of the old ones. The sliding roof pane is much better integrated than the old removable roof with psudeo roll bar.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A PORSCHE IS PORSCHE. MY 77 TARGA STILL TURNS HEADS AND I GET OFFERS AL THE TIME. NEW TECHNOLOGY IS FANTASTIC, HOWEVER THE TRUE OPEN AIR CONCEPT OF TARGA DRIVING IS GONE, NOT TO MENTION THE DISTITIVE MATALLIC ROAR OF THE POWER-PLANT. SEE YA !
      • 8 Years Ago
      The orginal Targa was a removable roof panel, this thing has a large retractable sun roof. beautiful car, however I'd rather see the roof fully open.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think maybe I just found the replacement for my 72 Targa, even though I'm an air cooler supporter. I like that gold color. Just great cars, no question.