For 30 years, Porsche Exclusive has been building a breed of cars with timeless appeal. The German carmaker’s specialty arm has established this reputation with both vintage and modern classics. And its latest project is the ultra-desirable 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition.
The car begins life as a chic Porsche 911 Targa 4S—the contemporary icon of the range. Porsche Exclusive then adds niceties like black LED headlights that contrast nicely with the headlamp washer covers, a front spoiler, and the Targa logo all set in the vehicle’s body color. These are matched by the Porsche badge and model designation, as well as the color-keyed rear apron. Beautiful 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, a Targa bar, and quadruple exhaust tips cap things off on a truly sporty note.
The interior is equally impressive. For instance, the door guards are set in anodized black aluminum and bear the words "911 Targa 4S" in blue illumination. The adaptive sports seats with 18-way adjustment are clad in a graphite blue hue. Meanwhile, a cool 911 Targa silhouette graces the center console lid, as does "Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur" lettering on the dash. Finally, Provence Blue stitching can be found on places like the air nozzles and the seats.
The special nature of the vehicle is highlighted by the etna blue paint finish. Enthusiasts will note that this standard color was used on the iconic 356 B of 1960-61. Yet despite its historic roots, this car is all modern, with a rousing 420hp bi-turbo flat-six motor under the hood.
And that’s what makes the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition truly special. It will be revealed at this year’s AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Too bad it will only come in limited numbers. Then again, it isn’t called Exclusive for nothing.