2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Originally introduced for the 1967 model year as a “safety convertible” with integrated roll hoop, the Targa nameplate became an integral part of the Porsche 911 franchise for over two decades. Designed in response to expected safety legislation in the United States that would outlaw convertibles, the Targa remained the sole open variant of the 911 until the 911SC Cabriolet appeared for the 1983 model year. The Targa soldiered on through the end of the 964 generation in 1994 before being substantially re-engineered for the first time when the 993 Targa appeared. This new Targa roof was fully glass and retracted at the push of a button, obviating the need to stop and awkwardly fold the removable roof panel and store it in the car someplace. This Targa format existed for an additional twenty years before the third iteration of Targa roof appeared for the 991.
The 991 Targa roof was also fully electric, but through some clever engineering, returned to the distinctive integrated roll bar aesthetic that defined the first 25 years of the Targa, bringing together the best of the first two generations into one handsome package. Available exclusively with all wheel drive, the 991 Targa was also available with a traditional manual gearbox, adding further charm to the vintage aesthetic of the 991 Targa.
This particular 991 Targa is a 4S model, which has 50 hp more than the base car for a total of 414 hp. Equipped with a 7-speed manual transmission, this car has $50,000 in options, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, lane change assist, colored wheel crests, front axle lift, heated multi-function steering wheel, smoking package, power steering plus, Burmester stereo, painted rear fascia, painted rear emblems, carbon fiber interior trim including shift knob, agate grey leather interior, metallic paint, 18-way adaptive sport seats, premium package, sport package, voice control, color-coded side skirts and engine lid slats, Sport Design package, color coded wheels, LED headlights with PDLS, silver gray seat belts, deviated interior stitching, illuminated carbon fiber door sill trim, and tinted tail lights. The total MSRP was $174,090 and the car comes with books, tools, and specification sheet listing all options.