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!