If you love things retro then the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition should interest you. This is one of the special editions from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, the brand’s bespoke division, that pays homage to past generations of the iconic 911.
This 992 generation Targa 4S features design elements influenced by past Porsches especially from the ’50s and ’60s. Porsche buffs will recognise the 50s style Cherry Metallic paint job as a throwback to the old days. There are other exterior colours available i.e. Black and Guards Red which are solid finish, and a metallic GT Silver. Yet another is Crayon, which is a special colour. However, you are free to choose from a selection of other colours to make it your own.
Another striking design feature is the white “Spears” livery on the front wings. These “spears” recall the early days of Porsche motorsports history, when the race cars were painted after collisions to hide any marks. Later, the spears were used as a kind of “warpaint” and were one of the first design elements customers used to personalise their vehicles. There are also motorsport graphics with a historical design on the sides of this special model, conveying a high level of recognition of the 911 Speedster Heritage Design package of 2019. The sporty look can be supplemented by race numbers from 0 to 99 on request.
Further ‘historic’ touches include gold-coloured lettering at the rear and on the Targa bar, as well as the vintage-style Porsche crest on the wheel hub cover and the bonnet. The Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition has 911 Carrera Exclusive Design wheels in Black high-gloss (or in Platinum satin gloss as an option) in the 20″ or 21″ sizes, and black-painted brake callipers with the classic look. Other design features include the Porsche Heritage badge on the luggage compartment grille and silver sports tailpipes.
The special design of the exterior is also reflected in the interior. The Bordeaux Red two-tone leather upholstery and Atacama Beige OLEA club leather were designed exclusively for this edition. You can also choose two-tone leather upholstery in Black and Atacama Beige. Corduroy, a fabric already used in the Porsche 356, makes a comeback and brings the style of the ’50s back to life. This soft ribbed fabric is used on the centre panels of the seats and in the door panels. Even as you step into the cabin, the brushed aluminium scuff plates etched with “911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition” indicate the vehicle’s exclusivity. The Heritage Design floor mats are a further matching detail.
The overall look of the interior is completed with perforated Alcantara® in Atacama Beige on the headlining and the A and B pillars. The historical Porsche crest is also reflected in the interior. It underlines the exceptional craftsmanship on the headrests and steering wheel, together with the embossed “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” lettering on the cover of the stowage compartment. The individual limited-edition badge on the decorative panel above the glove compartment is applied by hand.
Additionally, the modern instrument cluster with 2 high-resolution 7″ displays creates historical bonds in many ways: the analogue rev counter has a classic pointer. When the engine is started, the colour of the hands and digits changes from white to green. And the equally green scale lines are derived from the Porsche 356. The clock from the standard Sport Chrono package on top of the instrument panel also has green digits.
Furthermore, the car key is painted in the exterior colour and has a key pouch made of two-tone leather, also enhanced with the historical Porsche crest. The leather document folder and the specially designed indoor car cover underline the vehicle’s aim of being a true collector’s item.
“We’re bringing back our iconic looks from different eras and proving that Porsche stays true to its roots, even in the age of electrification. The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition evokes the memories of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s and translates these elements into a modern day sports car that excites Porsche customers through the lifestyle dimensions,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance.
In contrast to its classic ambition, the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is equipped with the latest technology for chassis, assistance systems and infotainment. It is powered by a high-tech 450 PS biturbo boxer engine which, in combination with the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, accelerates the 911 Targa (with Launch Control) from 0 – 100 km/h in less than 3.6 seconds. It has a top speed of 304 km/h.
The Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition in Malaysia starts from RM1,677,409* with SST exemption.
Along with the introduction of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, selected interior elements will also be available for all current 911 models.
The Pure Heritage Design package includes:
- Two-tone leather upholstery in Black/OLEA club leather in Bordeaux Red and Atacama Beige
- Seat centre panels and door panels in corduroy
- Instrument cluster in Heritage Design
- Heritage Design Sport Chrono clock (in conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono package option)
- Historical Porsche crest embossed on the headrests
- “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” logo embossed on the cover of the stowage compartment
- Seatbelts in Atacama Beige (in combination with the interior Black/Atacama Beige leather)
- 911 badge in silver
- Door sills in aluminium with embossed 911 logos
“In addition to the arrival of the new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, Porsche Centre Johor Bahru will be the first Classic Partner Centre in Malaysia and is scheduled for launch at the end of this year. This will further enhance the customer experience where Porschephiles can now refurbish and upkeep their classic Porsches at this new facility,” Hunter added.