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Porsche 911 Targa review - why it's the best open-top 911 - Prices, specs and rivals

An impressive package that sits above the convertible in dynamic terms

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from £87,025
  • Better than a cabriolet, more exotic presence than coupe or cab, tractable engine
  • Wind noise, added weight, is it really a GTS?

Prices, specs and rivals

The Targa 4 costs £87,025 but as is the way with Porsches, it's the options that drive the car up into the properly premium price ranges.

A GTS, for example, is £104,385 while just about any interior options come at cost. Mobile phone connectivity is a £446 option.

For those who want to make the interior of their Targa feel anything less than a little dour, you'll need to start playing around with things like deviated stitching and leather options, which is where costs start to really add up.

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The GTS does pick the best bits of the 911 options list and and does look somewhat of a bargain for what you get. It may cost £7325 more than a Targa 4S, but this includes bi-xenon headlights, Porsche Dynamic Lighting system, 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels, as well as Sport Chrono and PASM adjustable damping; and, of course, that 423bhp 3.8-litre Powerkit engine.

Rivals include the Maserati GranCabrio or a Jaguar F-Type V8 S, the former isn't a patch on the Targa while the Jaguar is a very different driving and ownership experience, being far more raw and less refined than the Porsche.

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