Archive for June, 2012

We really hope Porsche brings back the targa

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

At the height of insecurity about American automobile regulations back in the 70s, Porsche decided they needed to develop a car that had some convertible characteristics without the rollover risk that all convertibles shared at that time. That is, if you rolled your convertible, you also smashed your skull. Porsche’s answer was the beautiful 911 Targa. It was a car that featured full A and C-pillars, with a removable center roof section. The end result was that you got the sun on your head, but without the risk of a deadly rollover. To top it, it meant that the back window no longer had to be made of plastic, but rather could be made of curved glass.

Now, rumor has it that Porsche is developing a new Targa to replace the 997 Targa, a car which had a huge glass roof, but wasn’t really removable. In fact, from a distance, you couldn’t tell it from a 911 Carrera Coupé.

Please Porsche, build this car!

Source: Thanks to LeftLane News for this tip

Weekend entertainment: Fast cars in Paris

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Bored this weekend? Why not watch a video we caught of a Porsche racing a Lamborghini in the streets of Paris?

A tour of Porsche Classic

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Driven magazine is out with another interest tour of car manufacturing facilities. This time they take interest in the official Porsche restoration facility, called Porsche Classic. Basically, the business model for Porsche Classic is that they will take your beat up old Porsche (from any year), and will overhaul, respray, remachine, and even replace every part not up to specification with a Porsche Original Part. One of their favorite cars to overhaul? The fabled 959, of which several make an appearance in this video.