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Exterior design 911 Targa 4S

Porsche 911 Targa 4S - Exterior design

Exterior design

The 911 concept follows a clear design idiom which incorporates sloping dynamic roof lines, accentuated front and rear wings and round headlights. Together, these features ensure that the 911 is just as unmistakable now as it was 50 years ago.

The elegantly rounded rear screen and the bar lent the original Targa a certain lightness which has inspired designers throughout the world of vehicle design, and indeed beyond.

For the new 911 Targa, our designers sought – and found – a way of directly expressing both the distinctive individual style of the original Targa and the sporty performance that characterises the seventh generation of the 911. Consequently, it now features an even flatter silhouette, crisp clean lines and an extended wheelbase for even greater stability. Above all else, a revolutionary roof concept which, rather than running counter to the evolved design idiom of the 911, blends with it to create a harmonious whole. The result is a design which is purposely timeless and yet always current.

In detail: the wide front track which, together with the flat roof line of the 911, creates a particularly dynamic front view. The standard Bi-Xenon headlights feature round surrounds, thus combining classic appeal with state-of-the-art engineering.

A profile view reveals that the new 911 Targa 4 models likewise have the unmistakable silhouette of the 911. The aluminium trim of the bar with characteristic fins and ‘targa’ logo provide additional stylistic touches.

At the rear, everything – the styling, the appearance, the effect – is crisp and precise, thanks to the clean lines and slim LED taillights. They help to accentuate the horizontal contouring of the rear, an impression which is lent additional emphasis by the active taillight strip. The stainless steel tailpipes are unmistakably Porsche. A dual-branch design is used for the new 911 Targa 4S. The wide rear spoiler is extendable which reduces lift in all driving situations and increases driving stability.

The new 911 Targa 4 is equipped as standard with 19-inch wheels, the new Targa 4S with 20-inch wheels. The large wheels enhance the authoritative sporty presence of the new 911 Targa 4 models even more. The tyres have a large rolling circumference for improved comfort and performance.

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Engineering 911

Exterior design

Interior design

Roof Construction


Efficiency-enhancing measures


7-speed Manual Transmission

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Exhaust system

Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)


Sport Chrono Package

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV and PTV Plus)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Wheels + TPMS


Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Parking brake


Porsche Stability Management (PSM)


Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Engineered design

Roll-over protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Steering wheels



Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Mobile phone / Bluetooth® Hands-Free Profile (HFP)

Online services

CDR audio system

Additional Features


Exhaust emission control

Fuel economy and recycling