Porsche Of The Day: 2009 Porsche 911 (997.2) Targa 4
2009 Porsche 911 (997.2) Targa 4
The 911 Targa received the same upgrades during the switchover to the 997.2 generation, including a boost in power and performance. The expansive glass roof now featured increased UV protection to prevent damage to both passengers and interior trim. This is the point in Porsche 911 Targa history when the model re-established itself as the perfect halfway measure between a true coupe and a convertible. Porsche engineered a wildly complex power-retracting center roof piece and left the rear glass fixed in place like the Targas of yore. Beyond this fabulous roof mechanism, it’s the same Carrera 4, 4S, and 4 GTS you know and love.
In its style and appearance, the Porsche 911 Targa 4 remains absolutely unique and truly exceptional. Featuring a glass roof extending from the windscreen frame all the way to the engine lid, this highly elegant 911 sets its own standard. The roof is made up of a sliding module at the front and a folding rear window. The sliding roof opens up a full half-metre, smoothly gliding beneath the tailgate.