Historic 911 tribute

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Who doesn’t love a classic Porsche! A contemporary Porsche 911 with design elements from the 1950s and early 1960s: the new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is the first of four special models from the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer’s Heritage Design strategy.

Historical exterior and interior design elements have been reinterpreted and combined with the latest technology in a bespoke edition from PEM (Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur).

The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition will arrive in Porsche Centres from autumn 2020. The edition is limited to 992 examples, matching the internal model series designation. In addition, Porsche Design has created a high-quality chronograph as a limited series, exclusively for customers purchasing the road car. Later this year, selected interior elements of the car will be available as part of a Heritage Design package for all current 911 models.

“With the Heritage Design models, we are evoking memories of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in customers and fans alike. No brand can translate these elements into the modern day as well as Porsche and, in this way, we are fulfilling the wishes of our customers. We are also establishing a new product line that represents the lifestyle dimension in our product strategy with these exclusive special editions,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

The first Heritage Design model is based on the new 911 Targa and features the latest technologies for chassis, assistance systems and infotainment. It is powered by a 450hp twin-turbocharged, flat-six, rear-mounted engine. Combined with the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, a speed of 300km/h is possible where permitted. 0-100km/h takes 3.6 seconds. A seven speed manual transmission is also offered. The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is available to order from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland from now, priced from £136,643.00 – The Irish price is on application. Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the unique tracks at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.

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