• Jul 2, 2008

As we reported previously, following the unveiling of the new 997-generation 911, Porsche is preparing to unveil the new Targa variant. However someone seems to have gotten the jump on Stuttgart, snapping a few shots of an undisguised new Targa ahead of time.

The model in the spy shots is the all-wheel-drive Targa 4, identifiable by the badge on the rear deck (most obviously) and by the red tail-light strip running the width below it like on the fixed-roof and convertible Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S. The shots also seem to indicate that the contemporary glass roof on late-model Targas will carry over to the new model, however we'll have to wait a bit until Porsche releases official details to get the full 411 on the new glass-top 911.

[Source: GermanCarScene]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      well, after the "a" there's no "c."
        • 6 Years Ago
        I ... Love ... This ... Car !!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      the targa has always been my favorite 911, i'd probably get an older model if i really wanted one, the current models lack personality, except the gt3
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yup Porsche has one the best design in the car world so why mess with perfection. Plus this only a face-lift what did you expect.
      The Targa has always been sort of an odd-ball but it does have it's place in the line up. It has the advantages of a convertible but non of the drawbacks. Plus it's cheaper. It doesn't replace the convertible but it's a nice alternative.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Engine still in the wrong place. Porsche AG needs to get with the program and start focusing on its new Cayman product line, which is severely lagging.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not a huge Porsche guy admittedly, but I do like some of their more aggressive styling. This seems like a step back, it is so plain ond boring (to me) that it almost reminds me of an old Opel. Flame on.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No flame from me. However, is it just me or are those MY 02 wheels?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Big revelation....looks like all the others of the past decade. ho-hum....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep, and they are all beautiful!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're absolutely right, which is perfectly fine by me. No revolutionary styling here. It's all about slow evolution, just like it should be. Small relevant changes that continually improve the driver's expereince.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Absolutely gorgeous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As I am looking newer porsche with water in it... I would like to go further backwards....toward 993.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think someone was a bit too excited when they posted this...LOL! There's no "c" in "uncloaked."
        • 6 Years Ago
        is all u care bout is how they right
        this bout carz not spelling
        tard
        btw the car is AWESOME!
        • 6 Years Ago
        No seriously, fix the spelling error, it looks ridiculous and lazy. Having some semblance of grammar and spelling is an assumed (and rightly expected) requirement for publishing information on a news site.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not to be mean, but does it really matter? This is about a Porsche, not who can spot a typo the fastest.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I feel bad for the guy who has to design the 999. You can't change it very much, but it has to stand out as a totally new model. Poor bastard. He either has the easiest or the most difficult job in the Auto Design Industry.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think it's the hardest :D. You have to satisfy the purists yet still make it apealling to the public.
        I think the guy designing the Cayenne or the Panamera has it even worse though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "The tired old design of the 911 the is lame"

      Far from being lame, that's why the car sells and sells well time after time.

      "Engine still in the wrong place."

      Not all all, not for this car.

      It's nice that my 72 Targa is still in style and worth well over what is was new and put the 2 cars side by side, yep, both Porsce products, same model.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's the same one my dad had. It was a great car, we had it for 250K miles, and finally traded it in for a Honda when maintenance costs got ridiculous. Now all of us miss having a Porsche in the family so much that we're looking to trade our new Honda for an older 911 again. Sometimes you just gotta admit to yourself that you love something and pay the price.
      • 6 Years Ago
      best model imo, the full glass roof makes it nice and airy without having to go for a full cabrio
        • 6 Years Ago
        it also makes it handle like a pig compared to the coupes

        the verts and targas are also sprung lighter
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nice and HOT too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        who cares, its still drop dead gorgeous!!
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