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Porsche 911 Targa 4 Models - Design

Design

The design of the 911 shows where we come from and where our roots are. But it also shows the direction of our thinking and how we see the future.

The design language, proportions and contouring follow the 911 tradition: with wings that are higher than the front lid; with headlights that are bulging and round; with a roof line that slopes down towards the rear over tapering side windows. The overall appearance is low, wide and sleek. Sports car proportions that originated on the racetrack.

An icon? Certainly – but only because we continue its development. Our designers focused on making the new 911 appear even more precise, and by doing so they created the blueprint for its future. With a new lighting design and characteristic four-spot LED daytime running lights, which have now been incorporated into the Bi-Xenon main headlights. With direction indicators that are even slimmer than they were before. For a Porsche that is recognisably a 911, even from a distance.

The front has been reshaped for an even sportier look. The air intakes are larger, the design is even more succinct. In the side air intakes, new active air intake flaps control aerodynamics and cooling performance as required.

In summary: the new 911 shows plenty of bite from the front. And the future has whetted its appetite.

The rear encapsulates the heart of the 911: the engine. This is where it has been beating since 1963. With the introduction of the new drive configuration, it beats harder than ever before. Some parameter tweaking was therefore required, including in the design.

First, then, let us explain the function before we come to the form. A combustion engine without air cannot do any work at all. That’s physics. A Porsche engine needs a lot of air to breathe. That’s motorsport. And the turbocharged drive layout of the 911 Targa 4 models inhales more than ever, thanks to the longitudinally arranged slats of the rear lid grille.

Conspicuous, in the best sense of the word, is how to describe the prominent, three-dimensional LED taillights. They create a sculptural look, also typical of the 918 Spyder. A design for tomorrow, combined with engineering for a new era.

A hallmark of the all-wheel drive models is the seamless light strip on the rear. For the new 911 models, it has been further refined. It is narrower and appears to seep into the taillight units on either side, with an illumination that has never been so homogeneous – qualities that accentuate the 44 mm wider rear of the all-wheel drive body.

The design of the single-tube tailpipes in stainless steel – two-tract on the S models – is new. Inspired by the 911 GT3: the centrally positioned tailpipes of the optional sports exhaust system. For harmony of form, function and sound.

Sharp, sporty and timeless. The contouring of the rear is even more clearly defined, making it look wider, brawnier and more heavily built. That’s our approach to the theory of evolution.

Porsche Design - Engines

Engines

Porsche Design - Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive

Porsche Design - Turbochargers

Turbochargers

Porsche Design - 7-speed manual transmission

7-speed manual transmission

Porsche Design - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Design - Sport exhaust system

Sport exhaust system

Porsche Design - Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Efficiency-enhancing technologies

Porsche Design - Active air intake flaps

Active air intake flaps

Porsche Design - 911

911

Porsche Design - Engineered design

Engineered design

Porsche Design - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

Porsche Design - Design

Design

Porsche Design - Interior design

Interior design

Porsche Design - One 911, two engine variants

One 911, two engine variants

Porsche Design - Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Porsche Design - Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Design - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Design - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Design - Sport Chrono Package

Sport Chrono Package

Porsche Design - SPORT button

SPORT button

Porsche Design - Front Axle Lift System

Front Axle Lift System

Porsche Design - Electromechanical power steering

Electromechanical power steering

Porsche Design - Wheels

Wheels

Porsche Design - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Design - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Design - Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Airbags and Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Design - Roll-over protection

Roll-over protection

Porsche Design - Interior

Interior

Porsche Design - Sport steering wheel

Sport steering wheel

Porsche Design - Lights

Lights

Porsche Design - Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)

Porsche Design - LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).

LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).

Porsche Design - Light design package

Light design package

Porsche Design - Porsche Entry & Drive

Porsche Entry & Drive

Porsche Design - Seats

Seats

Porsche Design - Luggage compartment

Luggage compartment

Porsche Design - Climate control

Climate control

Porsche Design - Adaptive cruise control including Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Adaptive cruise control including Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Porsche Design - Lane Change Assist

Lane Change Assist

Porsche Design - ParkAssist

ParkAssist

Porsche Design - Roof system

Roof system

Porsche Design - Sound Package Plus

Sound Package Plus

Porsche Design - BOSE® Surround Sound System

BOSE® Surround Sound System

Porsche Design - Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Design - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Design - Connect Plus

Connect Plus

Porsche Design - Services

Services

Porsche Design - Connect Apps

Connect Apps

Porsche Design - Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur