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"The Targa holds a particularly honored place in sports car history. The name is evocative of dusty European races where legendary duels were fought by drivers who raced not for huge purses or titles, but for the pure love of competition."
Although the Targa is Cabrio-based, a number of body pieces are unique, designed to accept the sliding glass roof that is built out of house by Webasto, a German sunroof manufacturer. And what a slick piece it is. Anchored to the lower body by steel support pillars and also be the rear-quarter windows and and backlight - all fixed - the Glas Dach, as the Germans call it, consists of two pieces: a small vent flap at the forward edge of the roof (behind the windshield header) and a large glass panel that slides rearward to nestle beneath the rear window.
Features unique to the Targa
The Carrera 4S ("S" traditionally for "Super") features
most of the new 911 Turbo without the "Turbo". The body style
is present, as well as the huge Turbo disc brakes, but the
actual engine is that of the standard Carrera at 282 base horsepower
and 3.6 litres. Also missing is the signature tail of the
Turbo, instead the standard variable-position spoiler sits
atop the engine compartment. U.S. price tag: $73,000.
Features of the Carrera 4S
"There is a guy who has what many believe to
be the best job in the entire world and there's
really nothing any of us can do about it short
of flying to Germany and asking for an application
to become a test driver for Porsche which
makes less sense that just buying one for
yourself and testing it in your own sweet time."