2016 Porsche Targa 4S

2016 Porsche Targa 4S


It’s been a long time since Porsche put out a Targa and last month’s L.A. Auto Show unveiled one very slick looking machine.  With Porsches’ penchant for releasing a new variant every other month (there are about 20 variants of the 911 in production), only the Porsche faithful would have poured over the stats, analyzing everything from the Apple CarPlay™ to Connect apps to tire pressures.


2016 Porsche Targa 4S

2016 Porsche Targa 4S


What they and everyone else should be considering is this car is the best looking Porsche currently in production, and to my mind, one of the best looking vehicles on the road.  The Targa roof has literally transformed this car from a typical 911 look to something that borders on exotic.

Targa tops have always been confusing to  buyers, never really being a coupe and never being a convertible. Get people talking about convertible vs hardtop and you would think we are arguing the 2nd Amendment..  Now, there is a lot less room for disagreement as the  2016 Porsche Targa 4S lays many arguments by the wayside by simply cutting off a section of the roof and giving everyone a very interesting choice and a compelling reason to opt for the Targa.

Gone are the panels used in the last Targas, replaced by a clever cloth section that simply disappears at the touch of a button.  The look is fresh, different and absolutely beautiful with the very large expanse of glass at the rear.  Finally the old adage is true; this is the best of both worlds.

Now for the better news, the price.  Starts around $130K but you can easily drop another $20K on fancy bits…only you know what you need.

In fairness, I haven’t driven one in traffic, but most everyone knows how Porsches drive and the experience sans top will undoubtedly be delightful.


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Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to DriveWithDave.com, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

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