The combination of baby blue paint and side stripes evoke 911 Targas from the '70s.
This weekend’s AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring will host a bevy of classic racecars, and the debut of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition will fit in perfectly there thanks to styling updates with cues from Porsche’s heritage.
Porsche Exclusive takes these cars directly off the assembly line and hand-finishes them with this vintage look. They are only available in Etna Blue, which comes from the 1960 and ’61 356B’s color palette. The baby blue shade even adorns the Targa logo on the side of the roof bar. White Gold Metallic covers the rest of the roll hoop, side stripes, and 20-inch RS Spyder wheels. There’s also black trim around the headlights, rear grille and quad exhaust pipes. The combination of these finishes evokes the look of Porsche’s Targa models from the ‘70s.
Inside, Porsche Exclusive gives customers very luxurious surroundings. It fits Graphite-Blue leather upholstery, which actually looks closer to gray, and the material also covers the seatbacks, steering column surround, and much of the dashboard. For contrast, there’s Provence Blue stitching. The German sports car maker’s Sports Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment are standard and feature an embossed Porsche crest on the headrest. A black, anodized stainless steel doorsill plate announces that this is the Exclusive Design Edition, too.
While customers get thoroughly upgraded styling, there’s no additional power available under their feet than a standard Targa 4S. The engine is still Porsche’s 3.0-liter biturbo flat six with 414 horsepower (309 kilowatts) and 368 pound-feet of torque (500 Newton-meters). While the company doesn’t specifically mention the gearbox, its photos only show the PDK in the Exclusive Design Edition.
Each of these models comes with a car cover and a Graphite-Blue leather-bound photo album that documents the development process. Porsche spokesperson Frank Wiesmann confirms to Motor1 that the United States is getting the special coupe "in a very limited number." The company has not yet set a price for them, though.