The new Targa is inspired by the ’60s classic, as you’ll spot by its all-new roof arrangement – no glorified sunroof Targas any more.

The contrast-coloured roof-hoop returns, as does the dome-shaped wraparound rear window.

There’s no heavy lifting required to go al fresco either – the targa section now stows behind the seats electrically, in a fabulously complicated arrangement. The entire bubble-shaped rear window raises off the 911’s hips and hangs precariously over the back of the car, while the roof itself folds onto the parcel shelf.

Porsche 911 targa 4
Porsche 911 targa 4

Like the old 997 Targa, the new Targa is strictly all-wheel drive.
Power-trains are shared with the 3.4-litre Carrera 4 and 3.8-litre Carrera 4S, as are the wide-body hips.
Prices start at £86,281 and £96,316 respectively.