Topless Beauty

Yeah, we know, the title made you look. But now that we have your attention, what’s better than a convertible or a coupe? That’s easy — a car that’s both. Behold the miraculous 911 Targa.
Text by Bill Lindsey | May 10, 2018 | Luxury

A few decades ago, one of the many versions of the Porsche 911 was the Targa. At first glance, it looked like a coupe, but closer inspection revealed a top that could be removed and stashed in the trunk to allow sunshine (and the occasional raindrop) inside. Because all this required physical fitness, the newest Porsche 911 Targa features a little button that rolls the roof back to let the sky in. While all the hardware required to move the roof panel is heavy, making the Targa the porkiest 911, the all-new engine more than makes up for it. The twin turbocharged engine will take you from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds, shortly thereafter arriving at “Slap on the handcuffs, officer” speeds. The standard AWD system that laughs at rain and curves can be paired to a manual transmission that renders the car undriveable by millennials or a PDK 7-speed automatic gearbox;