The combination of baby blue paint and side stripes evoke 911 Targas from the '70s.

This weekend’s AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring will host a bevy of classic racecars, and the debut of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition will fit in perfectly there thanks to styling updates with cues from Porsche’s heritage.

Porsche Exclusive takes these cars directly off the assembly line and hand-finishes them with this vintage look. They are only available in Etna Blue, which comes from the 1960 and ’61 356B’s color palette. The baby blue shade even adorns the Targa logo on the side of the roof bar. White Gold Metallic covers the rest of the roll hoop, side stripes, and 20-inch RS Spyder wheels. There’s also black trim around the headlights, rear grille and quad exhaust pipes. The combination of these finishes evokes the look of Porsche’s Targa models from the ‘70s.

Inside, Porsche Exclusive gives customers very luxurious surroundings. It fits Graphite-Blue leather upholstery, which actually looks closer to gray, and the material also covers the seatbacks, steering column surround, and much of the dashboard. For contrast, there’s Provence Blue stitching. The German sports car maker’s Sports Seats Plus with 18-way adjustment are standard and feature an embossed Porsche crest on the headrest. A black, anodized stainless steel doorsill plate announces that this is the Exclusive Design Edition, too.

While customers get thoroughly upgraded styling, there’s no additional power available under their feet than a standard Targa 4S. The engine is still Porsche’s 3.0-liter biturbo flat six with 414 horsepower (309 kilowatts) and 368 pound-feet of torque (500 Newton-meters).  While the company doesn’t specifically mention the gearbox, its photos only show the PDK in the Exclusive Design Edition.

Each of these models comes with a car cover and a Graphite-Blue leather-bound photo album that documents the development process. Porsche spokesperson Frank Wiesmann confirms to Motor1 that the United States is getting the special coupe "in a very limited number." The company has not yet set a price for them, though. 

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911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition

From 12 August to 14 August, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will attract many auto fans to the Nürburgring. Porsche will be there as well and showcase not only classics but also a special edition of the 911 Targa 4S.
The 911 Targa is the modern classic in the 911 range. Porsche Exclusive has now further refined the vehicle’s distinct style and has developed the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition. This collector’s item is presented in etna blue (solid), the standard colour for the 356 B (T5) in 1960 and 1961, with numerous elements coloured in white gold metallic (satin finish). The unique colour combination of the exclusive Targa also continues in the vehicle interior. The interior is graced by high-quality, enhanced equipment with many luxurious, hand-finished details. Powered by a 309-kW bi-turbo boxer engine (420-hp; 911 Targa 4S: Combined fuel consumption*: 9,0-8,0 l/100 km; Combined CO2-Emission*: 208-184 g/km), the special edition is only available for a short time.

Many exterior details, such as the front spoiler, covers for the headlight washer system and “targa” logo on the Targa bar, are painted in the vehicle colour, with the black LED headlights providing an eye-catching contrast at the front. The Targa bar, 20-inch RS Spyder wheels and the decorative Porsche side logo glisten in white gold metallic. At the rear, the rear apron, the Porsche logo and the model designation are also coloured in etna blue (solid), while the rear lid grille and quadruple sports tailpipes are coloured black to deliver a dynamic contrast. 

For 30 years, Porsche Exclusive has strived to deliver individuality

The interior of the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition features door entry guards that are made from black, anodised stainless steel and bear the name of the edition. The first line “911 targa 4S” is illuminated in blue, while the second line “Exclusive Design Edition” is etched into the black steel. Luxurious comfort awaits the driver and passenger thanks to a high-quality, graphite-blue leather interior with adaptive Sports seats Plus and 18-way adjustment. The headrests are embossed with the Porsche logo and a 911 Targa silhouette adorns the cover of the storage compartment in the centre console. The lettering “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” on the trim of the dashboard highlights the vehicles exclusive origin. The decorative stitching of the seat leather, air nozzle slats and floor mat trim are all presented in Provence blue. The comprehensive refinement also includes leather trim on the seat backrests, steering column casing, parts of the dashboard and air nozzles. 

Following their assembly, all vehicles are hand-finished on the Porsche Exclusive production lines in Zuffenhausen. For 30 years, Porsche Exclusive has strived to deliver individuality straight from the factory and boasts a long-standing tradition in the creation of limited vehicle projects. With each vehicle, the customer receives a specially designed indoor car cover as well as a bound photo album in graphite-blue leather, which documents the development process of their car. Every photo album features the specific vehicle identification number (VIN). 

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911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition, 2016, Porsche AG
911 Targa 4S: Combined fuel consumption*: 9,0-8,0 l/100 km; Combined CO2-Emission*: 208-184 g/km

Consumption data

911 Targa 4S: Combined fuel consumption*: 9,0-8,0 l/100 km; Combined CO2-Emission*: 208-184 g/km