Porsche lifts the lid on its latest limited edition 911

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Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition , dynamic

The latest Porsche 911 has only been on sale for a few months, but – as usual – that hasn’t stopped the company from rolling out the latest limited edition model.

The catchily-titled Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition is inspired by a colour scheme from the classic 356B model of the early 1960s. It is finished in solid Etna Blue, with white gold satin-finished aluminium wheels, side stripes and rollover bar.

The Exclusive Design Edition runs 20″ white gold multi-spoke alloy wheels and a gloss black finish to the exhaust tailpipes and engine air intake. The trim surrounds around the LED headlights are also finished black instead of the usual silver.

Inside, graphite leather with blue piping and stitching colour codes nicely with the exterior. The upgraded sports seats are electrically adjustable in 18 different ways and there is an extended leather finish which encompasses the seat backs and dashboard.

Looks good, but how does it go?

Mechanically identical to the regular 911 Targa 4S, the Exclusive Design Edition sports a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged boxer six-cylinder engine producing 420hp. It will also presumably be available with either the usual seven-speed manual or PDK (double-clutch automatic) gearboxes.

Performance should be identical as the normal 911 Targa 4S as well, meaning 0-62mph in a tick over four seconds and fuel consumption that will be reasonable if you drive like a grandma in an EU lab test but otherwise poor.

So should I head down to my local Porsche dealer right now?

Porsche is yet to announce how many cars will be coming to the UK, or when they will be arriving or how much they will cost. That it will be a six-figure price tag is a given; the standard 911 Targa 4S just barely slides in under £100,000 without any extras, and Porsche has never been shy about charging a hefty premium for the privilege of exclusivity.

 

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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