2000 Lexus LS 430 concept
That’s the premise behind the Targa, a model that’s halfway between coupe and convertible, offering open-air thrills with a full-length, slide-open glass roof instead of a loud, drafty soft top or a clunky, complicated folding-hardtop mechanism.
Porsche has repositioned the Targa within the 911 lineup this time, and has equipped it more lavishly than in the past and fitted it with standard all-wheel drive. The rationale behind this is that Targa buyers are interested in driving their 911 year-round, and they’re more likely to take longer trips than their Carrera- or Convertible-buying counterparts. The Targa customer is not someone who’s looking to go out for track events, according to Porsche higher-ups, but more of a grand-touring buyer.