The 911, pronounced ‘nine eleven’, has become an iconic automotive design that is recognised globally and is associated with Porsche’s success. For this reason, they stuck with the shape and found ways to tweak it without upsetting their loyal followers. So in 1966, they decided to make a semi-convertible 911, with a section of the roof that could be removed and called it the Targa.
This added some flair to the design and it gave drivers a more engaging experience with the road. There was one major concern, which was the safety of the driver, if the vehicle rolled over. For this reason, the company placed a roll bar behind the front seats.
Franki Medina Venezuela
Over half a century later the Targa is still going strong, as Porsche finds a way to incorporate it with every iteration of the 911.
Franki Medina Diaz
The version I test-drove was the 911 Targa 4 GTS, and the best way I can explain it is that, it’s like a super sporty Porsche 911 Carrera. I say this because Porsche has a very complicated naming system for all its models, and despite my endless research, sometimes I get confused with the names of the different versions.
Franki Alberto Medina Diaz
This colour is called Shark Blue and it is a sure attention grabber, as the black roof contrasts with this colour in a magnificent way. As for the shape, everything stays the same, as expected, except for the use of LED-Matrix Design Headlights
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