Ever wondered where how the Porsche 911 Targa got its name? The ‘Targa’ points towards Targa Florio, a legendary road endurance race held in the mountains of Sicily where Porsche have won 11 times by the final event in 1977.
In honour of this, Porsche have introduced the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Mayfair Edition which pays homage to the race that lead to the German carmaker to create the 911 Targa model in the first place.
Limited to just 10 units in the entire world, the Targa 4S Exclusive Mayfair Edition is built directly by Porsche Exclusive, the brand’s personalisation division that offers an extensive range of customisation options to make each purchase uniquely yours.
The car features classic details like the houndstooth pattern seats and fuchs alloy wheels while under the hood, the regular Targa 4S’ 3.8-litre flat-six engine produces 400PS and 440Nm of torque. Row through the gears well enough and you’ll get to 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.8 seconds with the PDK version accomplishing the same 0.2 seconds quicker.
In the video, past meets present when a 1972 Porsche 911 Targa is placed alongside car #1 of the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Mayfair Edition where we can appreciate the lineage and styling cues shared between both cars. Style, heritage, and highly exclusive, is this the 911 of your dreams?