Agent00R submitted on 4/5/2014 Official Bell & Ross Timestamp: 11:32:14 PM
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When we heard about the all-new Porsche 911 (991) coming out in Targa form, as I've said a million times, Agent 001 and I got pretty excited.
Then the spy photos came. Rather than do something akin to the 993, 996 and 997 Targa with the panoramic roofs, Porsche went old-school on us. That meant a rollbar and a lot of rear window glass. Personally, I wasn't so keen on the look. Now when the Targa made its blockbuster debut at the Detroit Auto Show, Porsche shocked everyone as its top was not a simple piece you clip in/out. It was a power top that operated somewhat similar to the 911 cabriolet. Peculiar, indeed. Clearly the Targa was really a piece of design over a performance vehicle first. It was built to harken back to the Targa Florio and 001 even noticed that the press car was fitted with a standard transmission. Considering the company outfits every auto it can with PDK, this was a hint. Porsche built this car for image and to give a thrill to gentlemen and women who wanted to relive the old days. So, what does a seasoned and old-timer think? I can't think of anyone better to take a crack at this than the great Tiff Needell. Watch him work and explain the real deal about the all-new 991 Targa. Lexus is the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Photo Galleries.2014 Detroit Auto Show
"There are two opinions in this world. Mine and the wrong one." -- Jeremy Clarkson— Agent00R (View Profile)
"There are two opinions in this world. Mine and the wrong one." -- Jeremy Clarkson
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Still looks odd to me.— dlin (View Profile)
Still looks odd to me.
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Posted on 4/7/2014 3:14:03 PM | reply to this comment | Votes: 1
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