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.
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.