Updated: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT | By Ben Purvis
Porsche 911 Targa revealed - MSN scoops the new, retro 991

Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked



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This is the first chance to get a full view of the new 2014 911 Targa that Porsche is set to officially launch at January’s Detroit Motor Show.MSN has obtained imagery of the new 991-generation Targa (inset above) and it reveals that the firm is going back to the future with a car that returns to the original Targa style that first appeared back in 1966.

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Porsche 911 Targa revealed - MSN scoops the new, retro 991Leaked images obtained by MSN show final design of retro-style 911 TargaLeaked images obtained by MSN show final design of retro-style 911 TargaBen Purvis2013-12-13T11:00:002013-12-13T11:00:00seo_keywordsOfficial design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leakedThis is the first chance to get a full view of the new 2014 911 Targa that Porsche is set to officially launch at January’s Detroit Motor Show.MSN has obtained imagery of the new 991-generation Targa (inset above) and it reveals that the firm is going back to the future with a car that returns to the original Targa style that first appeared back in 1966.topOfficial design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 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1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)Official design sketches of new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa leaked - 1(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like?These official pictures have been published in documents relating to Porsche’s design patent for the new car’s appearance, and confirm that the sliding-roof ‘Targa’ of the last three generations of 911 has been ditched in favour of a style more reminiscent of the original body shape. Every Targa since the 1996-onwards 993 model has used a roof design that stems from the 1989 Panamericana concept car, with permanent side rails and an oversized sunroof.On the plus side, that allowed them to retain the coupe’s trademark roof shape, but it also lost some of the open-air experience of earlier Targas. With the roof removed, the older cars’ frameless side windows meant the driver’s eye view was basically the same as a full convertible.topWhat will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)What will the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa look like? - 2(©Microsoft, Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generationsThe 2014-on car’s brushed aluminium finish for the rollover bar, combined with a black, fabric-covered (but rigid) removable panel, hark back to the earliest, chrome-bumper Targas rather than the Yuppie-tainted 1980s versions with their blacked-out roofs, and give the 991 an elegant look that’s not as conspicuous as the full cabrio but retains the open-air advantages.While it looks like the removable roof Targas of old, the new one won’t have the same nail-breaking clips and the struggle to find space to stow the removed panel when the sun comes out. This is an all-electric, touch-of-a-button set up reminiscent of the old Honda CRX Del Sol roof. Above is the outgoing 997-generation of Porsche Targa.topNew 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)New 2014 911 Targa follows in footsteps of previous generations - 3(©Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 TargaTechnical patents reveal that in operation the whole rear upper panel and the bubble-like rear screen move upwards and backwards while the centre of the rollover bar lifts vertically out of the way. Meanwhile the roof section is mechnically levered backwards and down into the space below the rear window in much the same way as the canvas roof is stowed on the full convertible version of the 991.topPatent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Patent filing reveals details of new 2014 911 Targa - 4(©Microsoft, Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expectThe Targa, with its hard roof, also goes to explain why Porsche opted to steer clear of the trend for metal-roofed coupe-convertibles when developing the 991 cabriolet – it’s the Targa that fills that niche.Pictured above is the outgoing 997-family Porsche 911 Targa, with its flip-up tailgate.topPorsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 991 Targa: what to expect - 5(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa (2014): four-wheel drive onlyRoof aside, the pictures appear to confirm suspicions that, at least initially, the Targa will only be offered on the 4wd version of the 991. Every prototype spied so far has been built on a Carrera 4S base and these latest patent pictures also show the Targa as a Carrera 4S, given away by the horizontal strip connecting the tail lights – denoting all-wheel-drive – and the ‘S’ style quad tail pipes.This follows the pattern established on the outgoing 997 family (pictured).topPorsche 911 Targa 2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Targa  2014 : four-wheel drive only - 6(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 TargaExpect the interior of the new 2014 Porsche 911 Targa to reflect that of the existing 991 family. That is to say, a focused,  high-quality cabin with 2+2 seats to accommodate a pair of adults and two young kids, or squashy bags in the back seats.topInside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Inside the cabin of the Porsche 911 Targa - 7(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventuallyInitially, then, we can expect the car to have the 400bhp Carrera 4S engine, a similar 4.5 second 0-60 time and 185mph top speed. It also points at a £90,000-plus base price. However, Porsche has always been a firm that’s happy to mix-and-match its machines and there are few technical reasons why the Targa treatment couldn’t be applied to any variant of the 991 in future, up to and including the Turbo S (pictured above).topPorsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)Porsche 911 Turbo could get Targa treatment, eventually - 8(©Porsche)

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