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    First Drive: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa
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    I've watched the electro-hydraulic roof panel open and close about 73 times in the past hour, but its fascinatingly complicated operation still has me mesmerized. I've concluded that only a German automaker – Porsche, to be more specific – would go through the trouble of engineering a ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa spotted testing in the snow
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    Spy photographers have snapped a few images of the upcoming Porsche 911 Targa out for some cold-weather testing. It looks as if engineers have their hearts set on eschewing the massive sunroof design of the 997 in favor of the "true" Targa roof that stood classic 911s in good stead for so ...

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    Video: Take a closer look at Days 1 and 2 of the Targa High Country
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    Australia's Targa High Country has officially come to a close, with Tony Quinn and his Nissan GT-R taking the gold overall. Our friends at Targa News have whipped up a few quick videos following the competitors through the first few days of over-the-road racing. As you may recall, Jason White won ...

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    Video: Watch Petrolicious beautifully profile the Targa California
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    In terms of classic car rallies, the Targa California is a fairly young event. In it's fourth running, the event is a NASA-sanctioned, non-competitive rally that features classic machinery from 1975 and earlier on a jaunt through some of central California's most beautiful countryside. The ...

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    Video: Watch two Nissan GT-R rally cars collide at the Targa Adelaide
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    The 2012 Targa Adelaide started off with some excitement this year. The competition opens with a prologue stage on city streets where fans can come to watch their favorite racers slide their machines toward the flying finish. This year featured a new modern class, and a couple of competitors got ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche 911 prototype caught sporting real Targa roof
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    No, that's not a Type 991 Porsche 911 Cabriolet – look closely and you'll see the first true Targa since the model variant disappeared from the Porsche 911 line in 1995. Oh yes, we know Porsche has been selling one in the interim, but to purists, the giant sunroof models of the past 17 ...

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    Video: Watch the 2012 Targa Tasmania highlights
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    The 2012 Targa Tasmania has officially come to a close, and while we were a long, long way from the action this year, YouTube closed the distance with a slew of day-end recaps aimed at keeping us up-to-date on the action. This year, Jason White took his Lamborghini Gallardo all the way to the top ...

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    Video: 2012 Targa Tasmania kicks off with prologue stages
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    The 2012 Targa Tasmania is officially underway, having started on the 17th of April. While we'd give (nearly) any portion of our anatomy to see the spectacle in the flesh, we'll simply have to content ourselves with living vicariously through the miracle of YouTube for the time ...

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    Video: MotoMan gives Targa Newfoundland the documentary treatment
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    It's been seven months since I crammed into a supercharged Mazda Miata with the Flyin' Miata crew and fought tooth and nail for a fifth-place finish in the Grand Touring class of the 2011 Targa Newfoundland. That amount of time has done nothing to dull my desire to head right back into the fray ...

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    Video: Watch this Lamborghini Gallardo win a race on fire
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    Behold: the definition of giving 110 percent in competition. Jason and John White recently took to the Targa High Country in Victoria, Australia in their Lamborghini Gallardo. The duo spent the final day of the event battling for the top spot with a menacing Nissan GT-R. The final stage of the ...

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    Quick Spin: Flyin' Miata V8 Targa MX-5 Miata
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    Point. Shoot. Grin. Wedging myself into the cockpit of Keith Tanner's 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata turned Targa Newfoundland podium finisher, I'm struck with the realization that most race cars are the automotive equivalent of a pet electric eel. They look fantastic lounging around, and you may even be ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 6: The final days
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    Two mistakes. After six days of late nights bent over the route book with calculator in hand, long days of non-stop rallying and lengthy transits, we've covered over 2,200 kilometers, raced 41 stages and made two penalty-worthy mistakes. There simply aren't words to convey the spectrum of ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 5: Stay on target
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    It's a good day to be in the Flyin' Miata camp. As of the conclusion of Day 3 of competition, both the Targa Miata and the Supercharged 2006 MX-5 hold the top position in their respective classes. While Keith and Janel Tanner have managed to sling their 430-horsepower machine through Wednesday's ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 4: Off to Gander
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    While I thought that I grasped just how unique and amazing the Targa Newfoundland is in the world of motorsports, the breadth of this event's character didn't hit home until I got here. We spent the majority of yesterday's morning and afternoon tackling stages in and around Gander, a small town ...

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    Featured: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 1: Meet your classmates
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    While the 2011 Targa Newfoundland doesn't officially kick off until Monday, a handful of competitors have already arrived in St. John's to take advantage of the Open Road Motorsports Targa School. Operated by veterans of the event, the school gives novice competitors a little taste of the days to ...

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    The Road to Targa Newfoundland, Part 3: Homework and gearing up
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    We're officially less than five days from the first stage of the 2011 Targa Newfoundland, and I'm frantically busy trying to cram as much information into my brain before arriving in St. John's as I possibly can. Having never navigated in a rally, there's a slew of symbols, terminology and theory ...

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    Exclusive: Autoblog to compete in Targa Newfoundland with Flyin' Miata
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    No matter what part of the world you hail from, there's really nothing quite like the Targa Newfoundland. Held on a beautiful island off the Eastern coast of Canada, the course is over 1,350 miles long and winds through small towns, open spaces and deep forests for some of the most challenging ...

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    Rumormill: Porsche to bring back old-school Targa on next-generation 911
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    There once was a time when roofs came in two forms: fixed or convertible. But these days, you can get a cloth-roof convertible, a hardtop convertible, partial convertibles like the Fiat 500C, flip-tops like the Renault Wind or Ferrari Superamerica... but one thing you don't see much of anymore ...

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    Video: Porsche provides a peek at the 2011 Targa Tasmania
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    The Targa Tasmania is a road-rally event that's been running since 1992, taking place, as you may have guessed, on the island of Tasmania. In 2011, this five-day race began in the coastal city of George Town and ended in the capital city of Hobart. The event features both classic and modern ...

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    Report: Porsche's got plenty in the pipeline... starting with a Cayman Targa
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    It's no secret that Porsche has big sales ambitions. Just how it plans on getting there, however, is another matter entirely. On the back of such diversified products as the Panamera and Cayenne, it's clear that extending its product range will be integral to its growth plans, and recently ...

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