30 Jan '14, 4pm
Porsche Unveils Retro-Designed 911 Targa with Automatic Retractable Roof Panel
Revealed earlier this month at the North American International Auto Show , the new vehicle splits the difference between coupe and convertible versions of the company's iconic sports car. Instead of the complex sliding glass panels that adorned the past two iterations of the Targa, Porsche went back to a more retro profile with a contrasting metallic hoop in front of an expansive rear glass clamshell, giving it a look reminiscent of the original. But where the first model demanded the driver remove the roof panel manually, the new one does it for you ? the glass rear clamshell automatically rises up and backward, and the roof panel glides up and into place, all at the touch of a button.