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Porsche just revealed a heritage-inspired special edition of its iconic 911 sports car and it comes with its own unique matching watch

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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  • Porsche just announced the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition: a heritage-inspired special edition of its iconic sports car.

  • It is based on the 2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

  • Porsche will only build 992 examples, though no pricing was announced at this time. 

  • Also accompanying the car is a unique chronograph watch.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Porsche unveiled the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition on Tuesday — a special, heritage-inspired edition of the 2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

As its name indicates, the Targa Heritage Design Edition is based on the Targa 4S. Porsche incorporated design elements from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to produce some truly nostalgia-inducing aesthetics, according to a press release.

The exterior paint color you see in these press photos is called Cherry Metallic, but there are also four others to choose from. The gold logos bring a 50s-style look and feel to things, while the contrasting white livery adds some visual flair. The car also uses a Porsche crest from the 1960s on its hood, steering wheel, wheel centers, and car key.

But that’s not all. There will also be a special 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph, made by Porsche Design, exclusively for owners of the car. Small, Porsche-specific details can be found on the watch, such as how the watch face is inspired by a 911’s speedometer.

Porsche unveiled the Targa version of its current 992-generation back in May.

The new version comes two variants: 4 and the more powerful 4S. They’re both classically slick and stylish as heck — guaranteed to blow your hair back and slap a smile on your face.

Joining the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet models, the Targa marks the third new body style of the 992 generation, according to a company press release. It uses a fully automatic roof system but has the iconic Targa bar — a U-shaped roof bar located behind the driver and passenger. 

The retractable roof section above the front seats can be retracted in 19 sections after you push a button and there’s a wraparound rear window, too, giving the car an attractive profile.

The Targa bar adds a unique visual flair and that big, curved glass window in the back continues the fastback design nicely, potentially making it more attractive than the standard 911 Cabriolet models to buyers.

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The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is a vintage-inspired version of the new 911 Targa 4S.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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It has styling cues drawn from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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This exterior paint color is called Cherry Metallic.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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But Porsche says there are also four other colors to choose from.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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The white detailing gives the car some extra visual flair.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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The motorsports-styled livery is a throwback to the early days of Porsche racing.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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The whole package is quite attractive.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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Those are Carrera Exclusive Design wheels with black brake calipers.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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No pricing was announced, but Porsche did say it’s building 992 examples.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

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There will also be a 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design edition chronograph watch to match the car.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.

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Created by Porsche Design, the watch will be built in limited numbers, too, and be available exclusively to people who buy the car.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.

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The green rings, the white second hand, and the watch’s face overall were all inspired by Porsche speedometers and rev counters.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.

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The watch strap is made from real Porsche interior leather.

911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition Chronograph.

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Porsche introduced the Targa version of the 992 911 in the form of the 2021 Targa 4 and Targa 4S.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The Targa top first appeared on Porsche 911s in 1965.

1967 Porsche 911 Targa.
1967 Porsche 911 Targa.

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There was a fear that regular convertibles might be deemed too dangerous in the eyes of the US government in the 1960s, so Porsche launched a Targa version of its convertible. It was an attractive sports car where you could lower the roof but where you also had a steel hoop where the B-pillars would be. The Targa was advertised as a “safety cabriolet with supplemental roll bar.”

As Automobile explains it, that Targa bar achieved two things. First, it gave the roofless car more of a rigid structure. And second, it might have offered passengers more protection in case of a rollover, though “no formal promises were made.”

The word “Targa” means “plate” in Italian and comes from Porsche racing successfully in the Targa Florio road race in Sicily.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Both the Targa 4 and 4S will come with Porsche’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Additionally, the Targa 4S can be had with a seven-speed manual transmission.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The cars use 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engines.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The Targa 4 makes 379 horsepower and will do zero to 60 mph in four seconds.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The Targa 4S makes 443 horsepower and will do zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Top speed of the Targa 4 is an estimated 179 mph.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Top speed of the Targa 4S is an estimated 188 mph.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Both Targa models will also have Porsche’s fancy suspension system.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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It’s called Porsche Active Suspension Management.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The Targa bar comes standard in silver.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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But you can option it in black as well.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Porsche says there’s sound-deadening material in the fabric roof.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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It can be retracted in just 19 seconds at the push of a button.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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So daily driving it should be reasonably quiet and convenient for the passengers.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The 992 is the eighth generation of the Porsche 911.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The new Targa is the third body style offered with the 992.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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The Targa model, in particular, has the retro styling of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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More so than the other 911s.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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Porsche says the Targa models are available to order now.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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They are expected to hit US dealers in late 2020.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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MSRP for the Targa 4 comes to $119,300.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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MSRP for the Targa 4S comes to $135,200.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa.
2021 Porsche 911 Targa.

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