The evolution of the targa roof

Porsche introduced its 911 targa in 1967. The name targa refers to Porsche's victories in the Targa Florio race. The targa roof is a unique full-roll hoop, with which Porsche complied with the stricter roll protection legislation in America. The first targa is finished in brushed aluminum and also has a folding rear screen for a real outdoor experience. A year later it became a permanent fixed glass rear screen.

In 1990, the satin black targa became the standard on the 964.

Back to the future

For the 993 generation, the targa roll bar was replaced by a panoramic glass roof that ran all the way down to the rear cover. This can slide back at the push of a button, effectively creating a gigantic sliding roof.

Back to the roots

With the 991 and 992 targa, Porsche goes back to the roots with the return of the classic roll bar design, finished in brushed aluminum. The targa roof is no longer manually removed. With the electric mechanism, the upper part of the fabric disappears under the rear seats.

Source: Porsche News