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At Porsche, design has always been about much more than good looks. Design has always had a function too. Only this way do you become a style icon in automobile design – and remain an influence in that field for decades. Or at least you do if you take sports car design seriously.

The 911 Targa has followed this maxim right from the word go. The roof construction, for example, took the 1963 911 Coupé to a whole new aesthetic level and featured a safety concept that made open-top driving a viable possibility.

But even in the 1960s, the crucial question was: what do you do with the roof? And: where do you stow it? Back then, the solution to this problem was very different from today’s. With the new 911 Targa, our solution is a concept which our engineers call ‘a fully automatic roof system with innovative kinematics’. Though its description may sound a little cumbersome, the roof system itself is anything but. Based on a complex and extremely robust engineering solution, the new system allows the roof to be opened and closed fully automatically in a mere 20 seconds when the vehicle is stationary. When opened, the roof is stowed away elegantly and neatly behind the rear seats.

The materials used for the roof are just as pioneering as the roof concept itself. Two flat magnesium elements keep the fabric roof taut, maintaining that unmistakable 911 silhouette. The heated rear window is manufactured from weight-optimised laminated safety glass. Together with the noise-insulating roof liner, it ensures that road noise is kept to a minimum when the roof is closed.

A wind deflector is integrated into the cowl panel frame. When the roof is open, it perceptibly enhances driving comfort by protecting against draughts and reducing wind noise.

The roll-over protection provided by the Targa bar meets the most stringent demands in terms of safety and body rigidity. The design is spot on too. It invokes the classic shape of the original Targa, as do styling details such as the side fins, the aluminium bar trim and the ‘targa’ logo.

The result is an open-top sports car with the feel and comfort of a 911 Coupé. Sculpture perhaps? Yes, certainly. But a moving one in every sense of the word.

Porsche Roof Construction - Style icon

Style icon

Porsche Roof Construction - Engineering 911

Engineering 911

Porsche Roof Construction - Exterior design

Exterior design

Porsche Roof Construction - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Roof Construction - Roof Construction

Roof Construction

Porsche Roof Construction - Engines

Engines

Porsche Roof Construction - Efficiency-enhancing measures

Efficiency-enhancing measures

Porsche Roof Construction - Coasting

Coasting

Porsche Roof Construction - 7-speed Manual Transmission

7-speed Manual Transmission

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Roof Construction - Exhaust system

Exhaust system

Porsche Roof Construction - Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)

Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Roof Construction - Steering

Steering

Porsche Roof Construction - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Roof Construction - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV and PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV and PTV Plus)

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)

Porsche Roof Construction - Wheels + TPMS

Wheels + TPMS

Porsche Roof Construction - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Roof Construction - Parking brake

Parking brake

Porsche Roof Construction - Lights

Lights

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Roof Construction - Airbags

Airbags

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Roof Construction - Engineered design

Engineered design

Porsche Roof Construction - Roll-over protection

Roll-over protection

Porsche Roof Construction - Anti-theft protection

Anti-theft protection

Porsche Roof Construction - Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Roof Construction - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Roof Construction - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Roof Construction - Steering wheels

Steering wheels

Porsche Roof Construction - Instruments

Instruments

Porsche Roof Construction - Seats

Seats

Porsche Roof Construction - Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

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

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

Porsche Roof Construction - Online services

Online services

Porsche Roof Construction - CDR audio system

CDR audio system

Porsche Roof Construction - Additional Features

Additional Features

Porsche Roof Construction - Transport

Transport

Porsche Roof Construction - Exhaust emission control

Exhaust emission control

Porsche Roof Construction - Fuel economy and recycling

Fuel economy and recycling

Porsche Roof Construction - Fuel

Fuel