📂︎ News | 🖳︎ Wayne Gorrett | 🖃︎ June 2, 2020 ____________________________________________________
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With design elements from the middle of the last century, the new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is the first of four special models in Porsche’s Heritage Design strategy.
A product of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is available to order today and will arrive in Porsche Centres from autumn 2020. The edition is limited to 992 examples, matching the internal model series designation. Later this year, selected interior elements of the car will be available as part of a Heritage Design package for all current 911 models.
An exclusive ‘Cherry Metallic’ exterior paint choice (pictured) and the distinctive gold badge logos create an authentic look in the 1950s style, aided by historical white livery detailing. The spear-shaped graphics on the front wheel arches recall the early days of Porsche motorsports. A further highlight is the Porsche Heritage badge on the engine cover grille, with a design reminiscent of the Porsche 356 badge that was awarded to customers in period upon their car reaching the 100,000km mark. The quality seal from the past – with a modern twist – will grace the rear of all four Porsche Heritage Design models.
A further connection between past and present is provided by the historic Porsche Crest of 1963 on the bonnet, steering wheel, wheel centre caps and vehicle key, and embossed on the head restraints and key pouch, along with the standard 20/21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels and the black classic-look brake calipers.
The interior of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition also pays tribute to the past: the exclusive two-tone leather interior combines Bordeaux Red leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige, or Black leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige. The use of corduroy on seats and door trims signals the return of a material already used in the Porsche 356, reviving the fashion of the 1950s.
The rev counter and stopwatch in a classic style with green illumination underline the emotive nature of the concept in the same way as the perforated roof-lining in microfibre fabric and extensive Exclusive Manufaktur leather trim. A metal badge on the trim panel of the dashboard displays the individual limited edition number.
Based on the new 911 Targa of the Type 992 generation introduced just last month, the first Heritage Design model features the latest technologies for chassis, assistance systems and infotainment. It is powered by a 448hp twin-turbocharged, flat-six, rear-mounted engine. Combined with the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, a maximum speed of 189mph is possible where permitted and, aided by Launch Control, can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in less than 3.6 seconds. A seven speed manual transmission is also offered. Combined WLTP fuel consumption is 25.4 – 27.2 mpg, equivalent to 236 – 253 g/km CO2.
Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the unique tracks at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.