Last weekend, the Nürburgring presented the special edition of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S, the Exclusive Design Edition. Thus, the "half-open" Targa wants to be a modern classic among the Elfer and advanced to a real collector's item. It is painted exclusively in Aetnablau uni, just like its ancestor and role model, the Porsche 356 B, which was created between 1960 and 1961. In addition, the special model elements in white gold metallic silky shine, giving it an even more exclusive appearance.
The Targa - since the series 991 finally available again with the classic strap. What were the fans not happy? But then came the disillusionment: The thick "aluminum" strap is just a design element, no longer manually remove the roof part and the whole opening procedure a big electric show. And honestly, it's just sausage. The semi-open convertible looks just great, dares the conclusion to the history and also drives fantastically.
Now comes the limited special edition, which announces itself by a painted front spoiler, also provided with color covers of the headlight cleaning system and the Targa lettering on the Targa temple. Little things that have a long tradition at Porsche and now adorn the 911 4S Targa Exclusive Design Edition. As a contrast, black LED headlights are used in front.
Aetnablau uni: As a reminiscence of the Porsche 356 B
In addition to these elements, the Zuffenhausen have come up with something very special: they paint the Targa temple in white gold. A subtle hint of gold shimmers through - but only for the knowing eye. The layman will not guess it. Not even from the Exclusive Design Edition installed 20 wheels in RS-Spider design. More obvious is already the side Porsche decorative lettering, which is not exactly decent, while the black tailpipes of the four-flow exhaust system should provide a clear sound.
Of course, it is elegant in the interior too. The Porsche 911 Targa 4S in the Exclusive Design Edition, for example, has a specially coordinated color combination and many handcrafted parts. These include the door sills in black anodized stainless steel, while the leather interior in graphite blue looks the end to the exterior. Space is taken in the Exclusive Design Edition on the adaptive sports seats Plus, which carry the Porsche Crest on the headrests. Also embossed is the central armrest, which adorns a Targa silhouette. In addition to numerous elements reserved for the special model, the ornamental seams on the seats or, for example, the ventilation slats in Provence blue are likely to be a particular highlight.
Of course, the Porsche 911 4S Exclusive Design Edition is powered by a boxer engine in the rear. Thanks to bi-turbo charging, it achieves 420 PS, which was still turbo level in the 996 series. For the charge swallows something of the classic sawing Boxer sound. But that will hardly bother the clientele. Like any special model, this Targa will also be torn out of the hands of the people of Stuttgart. And that will not be due to the additional, specially designed for the Exclusive Design Edition indoor car cover or the bound photo book in graphite blue leather, which documents the creation process.