Porsche 911 Targa 993: glass roof instead of bracket

Porsche 911 Targa 993
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D he classic Targa bracket with the folding roof that can be assembled by hand appeared Porsche in the age of winterized full-throttle convertibles is obviously an anachronism. The answer from Zuffenhausen: a large sliding glass roof that, when open, moves backwards under the rear window. The coupé line of the new Targa, presented in 1995, remains open and closed. Said Porsche.

Perhaps it was a little underestimated that Targa fans just like the unique temple look. After all, 40 percent of all 911 customers opted for a Targa - a figure that has remained constant over the years, but which the 993 version with this nickname introduced in 1995 could only dream of. Whether too avant-garde or simply not Targa-like enough - that could certainly be discussed for a long time.

High technical maturity

The 3.6-liter engine has 286 hp. Boxer in the Porsche 911 Targa 993, whose unique sound rumbles so wonderfully unabashedly through the cabin when the glass roof is open. Maybe a 993 as a Targa after all?

What you need to know about the Porsche 993 Targa (1995 to 1997)

New body - stable and light: The torsional stiffness of the body has increased by 20 percent increased - the car drives like a single piece.

Elaborate Targa technology: a sliding glass roof replaces the Targa bar. The coupé line is retained - regardless of whether it is open or closed.

New multi-link rear axle: The newly designed multi-link rear axle achieved top marks in terms of driving stability and agility.


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