Porsche Exclusive brings some subtle changes to the Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition

Porsche considers the 911 Targa a “modern classic,” and as such, it should come as no surprise that Porsche Exclusive has come up with a special edition for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix that is taking place at the Nürburgring between August 12 and August 14. As is the usual case with Porsche special editions, there isn’t really a whole lot of standout changes, but there are some subtleties that make it special in its own way. The biggest highlight is the Etna Blue finish that was used as the standard color for the 1960 and 1961 T5 356 B.

What really makes the car stand out more than anything, really, is the fact that once it is assembled, it is shipped off to Zuffenhausen to have all the fine details hand finished before heading to its new owner. Furthermore, when purchased, the car comes with its own indoor car cover and a bound photo album the provides full documentation of the car’s entire development process. Of course, that is the least Porsche can do given the fact that it will probably come at a pretty hefty premium over the cost of the standard 911 Targa.

Well, before I ramble on too much here, let’s take a closer look at the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition.

Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition.

  • 2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    420
  • Torque @ RPM:
    368
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    187 mph
  • car segment:
  • body style:

What makes the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition special

2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition High Resolution
- image 684671

To start off, this special edition is based on the 911 Targa 4S and is finished in the same color as the T5 356B from the early 1960s: Etna Blue. To follow through with the exclusive layout, Porsche Exclusive has also painted the front spoiler, headlight washer system, rear apron, rear Porsche logo, and the “Targa” logo in Etna Blue as well. As I said before; subtle differences are the key here. To help offset things, the targa bar, Porsche side logo, and the 20-inch RS Spyder wheels are painted in White Gold Metallic. Smoked LED headlights round out the exterior package and blend the front end together nicely with the black louvers in the air intakes and air dam.

Looking at the inside won’t yield a lot of visual pleasure not associated with the standard 911 Targa 4S, but there are some nice extras added in as part of this special edition. Opening the doors leads the way to the door entry guards made from black, anodized steel featuring the special edition name. The “Exclusive Design Edition” lettering is physically etched into the guard, while the “911 Targa 4S” is a backlit with blue lighting. The seats have been swapped out with Adaptive Sports Seats Plus that feature 18-way adjustment and are wrapped in Graphite-Blue leather to match the rest of the interior. The leather is held together why Province Blue contrast stitching while the headrests are embossed with the Porsche Logo. The dashboard is embossed with the wording: “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” to help remind anyone in the car that it is, indeed, a special edition. To round out the interior, the seat backrests, steering column and the areas around the HVAC vents are all wrapped in the same Graphite-Blue Leather.

2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition High Resolution
- image 684670

And that is the entire breakdown of the Exclusive Design Edition. It is powered by the same 3.0-liter, six-cylinder found in the Targa 4S. It delivers 420 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. Made possible, in part, by the 10.0-to-1 compression ratio, it is enough to send the car to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds on the way to a top speed of 187 mph. It’s not too bad at all, but it would have been nice to start seeing a little extra power out of all these special edition models. As for now, Porsche has yet to release pricing but has said that the car will only be available for a limited time and will debut at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix in August 2016.

Porsche 911 Targa

2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
- image 649691

Read our full review on the Porsche 911 Targa here.

Press Release

From 12 August to 14 August, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will attract many auto fans to the Nürburgring. Porsche will be there as well and showcase not only classics but also a special edition of the 911 Targa 4S.

The 911 Targa is the modern classic in the 911 range. Porsche Exclusive has now further refined the vehicle’s distinct style and has developed the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition. This collector’s item is presented in etna blue (solid), the standard colour for the 356 B (T5) in 1960 and 1961, with numerous elements coloured in white gold metallic (satin finish). The unique colour combination of the exclusive Targa also continues in the vehicle interior. The interior is graced by high-quality, enhanced equipment with many luxurious, hand-finished details. Powered by a 309-kW bi-turbo boxer engine (420-hp; 911 Targa 4S: Combined fuel consumption*: 9,0-8,0 l/100 km; Combined CO2-Emission*: 208-184 g/km​), the special edition is only available for a short time.

Many exterior details, such as the front spoiler, covers for the headlight washer system and “targa” logo on the Targa bar, are painted in the vehicle colour, with the black LED headlights providing an eye-catching contrast at the front. The Targa bar, 20-inch RS Spyder wheels and the decorative Porsche side logo glisten in white gold metallic. At the rear, the rear apron, the Porsche logo and the model designation are also coloured in etna blue (solid), while the rear lid grille and quadruple sports tailpipes are coloured black to deliver a dynamic contrast.
For 30 years, Porsche Exclusive has strived to deliver individuality

The interior of the 911 Targa 4S Exclusive Design Edition features door entry guards that are made from black, anodised stainless steel and bear the name of the edition. The first line “911 targa 4S” is illuminated in blue, while the second line “Exclusive Design Edition” is etched into the black steel. Luxurious comfort awaits the driver and passenger thanks to a high-quality, graphite-blue leather interior with adaptive Sports seats Plus and 18-way adjustment. The headrests are embossed with the Porsche logo and a 911 Targa silhouette adorns the cover of the storage compartment in the centre console. The lettering “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” on the trim of the dashboard highlights the vehicles exclusive origin. The decorative stitching of the seat leather, air nozzle slats and floor mat trim are all presented in Provence blue. The comprehensive refinement also includes leather trim on the seat backrests, steering column casing, parts of the dashboard and air nozzles.

Following their assembly, all vehicles are hand-finished on the Porsche Exclusive production lines in Zuffenhausen. For 30 years, Porsche Exclusive has strived to deliver individuality straight from the factory and boasts a long-standing tradition in the creation of limited vehicle projects. With each vehicle, the customer receives a specially designed indoor car cover as well as a bound photo album in graphite-blue leather, which documents the development process of their car. Every photo album features the specific vehicle identification number (VIN).

View the full press release Hide press release
Press release
What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: