Next-gen Targa 992 free of camouflage for first time
The 992-generation Targa has been spotted in testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife without any disguise for the first time.
The mules, participating in hot laps as Porsche ramps up its prototype testing, give an uninhibited look at what we can expect the company’s ‘other’ open-topped 911 variant to look like. As you can see from pictures captured by Total 911 spies, the electrically retractable roof – introduced on the 991 to great acclaim – will form the basis of the 992 system, maintaining a side profile similar to that of the 992 Coupe. The rollover bar appears in black, first featured on the 991.2 GTS Targa and optional for the C4 and C4S Targa.
Porsche’s 992 Targa will be powered by the same 450hp, 3.0-litre turbocharged flat six as found in the 992 Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet and Coupe models, though the Targa will of course remain exclusive to all-wheel-drive specification. The use of Lizard green and more traditional Guards red on these Nürburgring prototypes hints at an identical colour palette to the rest of the current 992 Carrera range. Despite its thinly veiled disguise, the 992 Targa is not due for release until later in 2019.