As noted in many, many previous stories, the Agents here at AutoSpies have a thing for Porsches without roofs.
I am NOT talking about the cabriolets the company offers.
I am talking about the very rare Targa models that came about — to be more specific, the 993, 996 and 997. We knew something was up with this all-new 991 though when we noted that the standard 911 could be had with a panoramic-like roof that had a HUGE glass panel you could slide back. This was the set up in the 993, 996 and 997, so, what exactly did that mean for the 991?
It was made clear to us when the first spy photos revealed Porsche's plan. The brand is going back to that old-school look with a rollbar and a large glass, fastback design.
Though the final design has apparently been leaked via patent documentation, we have an all-new set of spy photos of a silver car. This is the first time I am seeing them, so, I reckon it'll be yours as well. While the camouflage isn't completely removed, it's one step closer to the reveal.
Through the taped up parts it's clear that the car is sporting the "Targa" script and it's easy to see all the details. No more hiding, Porsche. One thing I've observed in the patent images, as well as the spy photos, is how low the targa top sits.
It almost has the appearance of the 997 Speedster.
I may be speculating here, but it's possible that Porsche made the 991 Targa a bit more differentiated from the standard cars with a shorter and more raked windshield.
That said, to get a real good look at what I am on about, click "Read Article" to see the NEW spy photos of the all-new 911 Targa!