The name goes back all the way to 1965 when the Porsche 911 Targa was introduced after a number of successes at the Targa Florio road race. The 911 based car was designed for road use but featured a convertible roof limited to the areas between the windscreen top and the roll bar
Convertible Car News: Porsche
11th December 2012
While BMW may be the official automotive sponsor of this year’s Art Basel Festival and the more usual patron of brightly decorated art cars, this latest work adorns the body panels of the latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet.
22nd January 2012
There has been talk of a family of small mid-engined roadsters from Volkswagen for some time and with the car now close to completion it seems to have fallen from favour among the companies senior executives. The car which was launched as the VW BlueSport Roadster concept in Detroit in 2009 is aimed to be a super-efficient low-carbon sports car.
14th January 2012
Due to get an official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March the new Porsche Boxster is a substantial update of the highly regarded Roadster. In an unusual step for the often conservative German brand, the new design is clearly different to previous cars; taking inspiration from the Porsche Carrera GT supercar and 918 concept car.
22nd November 2011
The latest Porsche 911 Cabriolet which goes on sale in March of 2012 has a new ‘intelligent’ lightweight folding soft-top roof. The fabric roof uses magnesium in its frame design to significantly reduce weight thus improving performance, fuel consumption and lowering the centre of gravity.
25th September 2011
A round-up of all the rumours of possible new convertible cars to come. Some, like the Porsche 911 Cabriolet you could bet your house on, while others are far more dubious.
25th June 2011
The rumours are strong of a new Porsche roadster to fit beneath the Boxster in the range. The new car will be based on Volkswagen’s BlueSport roadster platform which has been under development for some time.
The Boxster has been a massive success for Porsche bringing the brand mainstream success while boasting best-in-class handling and quality. 300,000 cars have now been sold on the Boxster/Caymen platform in 15 years and it’s still going strong.
9th May 2011
Reports in the german media suggest the planned Audi R4 Roadster has been cancelled before it makes production.