SPIED: 992 Porsche 911 Targa testing again at 'Ring
The forthcoming 992-generation Porsche 911 Targa was previously seen almost fully undisguised and production-ready, save for some concealed tape around parts of the tail lights and where ‘Targa’ badging is expected to go. Here, a bit more of the tail lamps are visible, with the aforementioned badge beneath the retractable rear spoiler still concealed.
And so it proves to be more of the same in terms of 992-generation Neunelfer design cues, where the tail lights’ lower strip is comprised of a clear lens to contrast against the full-width upper strip. The unit photographed on this occasion is fitted with the quad-tailpipe option, and as with the rest of the 992 range, twin oval outlets are available as well, as seen on Targa mules previously.
Up in front, it’s 992 business as usual, where the front bumper, bodywork panels and headlights appear to be carried over from the earlier variants already on sale. All along the body below the window line in fact, above which the Targa distinguishes itself with its metal-finish roll-over bar and rear windscreen to contrast with the other al fresco 911, the Cabriolet.
The two previous generations of 911 Targa have employed all-wheel-drive powertrain, which is already available in both coupe and Cabriolet forms. For now, the 450 PS/530 Nm 3.0 litre biturbo boxer-six is the sole choice for the 992 range, though there will certainly be more potent GTS variants down the line, which the Targa has been a part of previously as well.
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