Porsche Reveals 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition
Porsche has been making a habit of producing heritage-inspired editions of its sports cars as of late, and the brand’s latest celebration of a storied past has just been revealed: the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
Just 992 special Targas will be built, a reference to the car’s internal company designation code. Each comes equipped with plenty of heritage-inspired touches harkening back to the 1950s and early ‘60s.
Initially, the Heritage Design Edition will be offered in Cherry Metallic, though there are also four other colors available, each of which is highlighted with white racing spears over the front fenders. Those are accompanied by a racing number circle with the Porsche name across the bottom of the doors.
The Porsche crests on the exterior and interior, as well as on the key fob, are throwbacks to 1963, and there’s a special badge on the rear decklid grille, an emblem historically awarded to every Porsche 356 that hit 100,000km on the road. Even the 20 / 21in Carrera Exclusive Design wheels are a modern interpretation of the classic Fuchs of past eras.
Inside, besides the option of two-tone leather, the seats and door trims will have a swatch of corduroy, another throwback to the 356. The tachometer and stopwatch come with green numbers – think of the early green-lit gauges – and a plaque on the dashboard denotes each car’s limited edition number.
Underneath, this Targa is mechanically identical to the latest generation Targa 4S introduced last month, with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat six making 443hp and 390 lb ft of torque, as well as the option of an eight-speed PDK or seven-speed manual gearbox. Arriving in US dealerships later this year, it starts – starts! – at $181,950.
Want more? Porsche also offers a Porsche Design matching wristwatch. Also limited to just 992 editions, said chronograph sports green phosphorous numbers and a strap made of the same leather as that of the interior of the car. Add another $14,000 for that to the cost of the car.
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