Heritage Design Edition Targa revealed by Porsche Exclusive

Porsche Exclusive has unveiled the first of four special edition collector’s models as part of its Heritage Design program, bringing favourite flavours of the past back to modern 911s. The new Heritage Design Edition Targa is inspired by design concepts of the 1950s and 1960s, fused with the 992 Targa framework which was revealed by Porsche last week.

Available to order now with first deliveries in the autumn, the Heritage Design Edition Targa is limited to 992 units and boasts retro design cues including the ‘early’ Porsche crest (complete with original font, and orange instead of red strips) on the frunk, steering wheel and wheel centres, plus a Cherry red metallic paint which Porsche says is a modern-day take on a colour seen on 356s of the time.

Gold ‘Targa’ badges are seen on the roll bar and ‘PORSCHE’ script on the 992’s rear. Its brake callipers are painted black, again to match the look of Porsche cars from the ’50s and ’60s, and its wheels are made by Fuchs, the German company which designed the first forged alloy wheel for Porsche in 1966.

The exterior’s most notable feature though is its white ‘Heritage’ livery. First seen on the 991 Speedster, the livery has been adapted for this special edition Targa, with spear-shaped graphics over the front wings and ‘lollipop’ door graphic displaying a number of the customer’s choosing. A ‘Heritage’ decklid badge, inspired by those formerly given out to 356s on accomplishment of 100,000km, features for the first time – Porsche says it’ll feature on the three other Heritage Design models to come in future.

Inside, the Heritage Design Edition Targa features a two-tone Bordeaux red over beige interior, with extended use of high quality leather as standard. Then, in a further nod to the past, each seat centre features corduroy inserts, while the Targa’s B-pillar lining is made from perforated Alcantara as found on early 911s.

The cost of this collector’s special Targa, which otherwise utilises the same engine, transmission (manaul or PDK) and drivetrain as the 3.0-litre, 450hp 992 Targa 4S, is £136,000. Porsche also says selected interior elements from the Heritage Design initiative will be available for the wider 911 lineup, with the Heritage Pack also soon to be added as an optional extra for the exterior of all 992s.

For further details on the Heritage Design Edition Targa, including insight from designers Boris Apenbrink, Alexander Fabig and Ivo van Hulten, pick up your copy of Total 911 issue 193, in shops and available to download from June 23 2020.

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