If the automotive industry was to assign stereotypes — believe you me, they do — Germany would definitely be considered the über geeky type that insists on overthinking and overengineering its products.

With the all-new Porsche 911 (991) Targa, this isn't any different.

For the FIRST time we got to see EXACTLY how it works. And because it's not how you'd expect, you'll want to get a load of this.

Essentially, it operates like the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The glass back lifts up and off the vehicle and the top is stored under the glass greenhouse. Pretty nifty little trick for something that could have been engineered to just snap in/out of place with two or three clips.

Is it lovable because of its overengineered top? Absolutely. Gotta love zee Germans! Now owners don't have to worry about screwing up the top or destroying the seals!

Well played, Porsche. Well played.

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Are the photos not to your liking? Well, if you're a bit more discerning, below is the video of the top IN ACTION.

DETROIT AUTO SHOW: FIRST Snaps AND VIDEO Of The Porsche 911 (991) Targa's Top IN USE — You'll Want To See This

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