With the doors of Cobo Center opening for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show this morning, Porsche is set to reveal its new 911 Targa in a matter of hours. But before it gets the chance, the first batch of images have already leaked out, courtesy of Chinese car site autohome.com.cn.

As expected, the new Targa appears to ditch the complex sliding glass roof panels that adorned recent versions of the semi-convertible 911 in favor of a more back-to-basics approach. An entirely removable roof panel opens up the sky, backed by a metallic B-pillar hoop in front of a large curved-glass rear window.

We'll have to wait just a little longer for the full scope of images and all the official details, but we're expecting the new Targa to carry most of the same technical specifications as the 991 on which it's based. Watch this space for more.


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      GOSCH
      • 11 Months Ago
      Old skool!!!! Love it
      cdwrx
      • 11 Months Ago
      At least post the video Porsche has on its Facebook feed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7kLL-9tj0
        waetherman
        • 11 Months Ago
        @cdwrx
        That roof is amazing. I take back what I said about wanting a full hard-top convertible - this will do just fine.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @cdwrx
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          audisp0rta4
          • 11 Months Ago
          That's funny, because your mother makes $84/hr on my lap as well.
      neilyadig
      • 11 Months Ago
      C'mon, this is awesome. A real targa again.
      turbomonkey2k
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is almost pretty enough to make like the original.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 11 Months Ago
      so the entire rear window housing lifts up and the roof goes under that? that's awesome.
      Mr Sled
      • 11 Months Ago
      Hawt!
      Lachmund
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm in love!
      davebo357
      • 11 Months Ago
      I wouldn't consider buying one, especially with the strides the Corvette has made, but I've always had fond memories of the 80's targa Porsches and am happy to see them make a comeback. Convertibles never look good with the top up, and the Porsches just never looked right with with the top down since they've got so much going on in the rear. The targa just looks classic on or off.
      Dan Murphy
      • 11 Months Ago
      Meh… I actually preferred the 997 version.
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is probably the rarest version of the Carrera because I can honestly say I have never seen a Targa on the road (for the 997 generation). I've seen more turboS, GT3 RS, GTS, even a GT2 RS sighting once but I can't remember ever seeing a targa.
      fran
      • 11 Months Ago
      Bellisimo!!!
      audisp0rta4
      • 11 Months Ago
      I've always hated Targa model 911s. But I am having a hard time hating the 991 Targa as much as I want to.
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