If, instead of Porsche’s impressive facility in Stuttgart, the 992 911 family was actually grown on vines and finished in oak barrels, the Carrera would be a fresh young riesling and the Carrera S would be a bold durif, while the Turbo siblings would sit on the top shelf in grappa bottles.
Convertibles add weight and reduce stiffness, though they can be undeniably seductive. But do they make any sense with supercar levels of performance? The McLaren 720S Spider and 911 Turbo S Cabrio 992 should provide the answer.
Targas on tour We assess the merits of Porsche Exclusive’s Heritage Design Edition 992 Targa by pitting it against an early roll bar example. Total 911 brings together two sun-seeking 911s exactly half a century apart as the new 992 Targa Heritage Edition seeks to pay homage to its roll-hooped forefathers
It’s a strange item. A tall, lever-like object, sticking out of the centre tunnel of the 911’s cabin just aft of climate control dials. There are markings on it: a pattern of lines, the numbers one to seven, and also the letter ‘R’. What is this arcane device?