Porsche 911 Targa (2006): first official pictures

Published: 21 August 2006

Here's yet another new 911 – the glass roof Targa version. A new development is that the 997 Targa is only available with four-wheel drive, unlike previous models.

As a four-wheel drive model, the Targa gets the flared 911 body, to cover its wider track. The glass roof runs the full length of the coupe, and retracts for open air motoring. Two versions will be available: the Targa 4 running the 325bhp 3.6-litre flat six, and the Targa 4S with the 3.8-litre engine producing 355bhp. The Targa models get their world premiere at the Paris motor show in September 2006, then arrive in dealerships in November. The Targa 4 will cost £70,320, the 4S £77,370.

By Phil McNamara

Editor-in-chief of CAR magazine