Porsche Debuts 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

The limited-edition 911's retro looks are paired with a matching luxury watch.
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The latest Porsche 911 Targa's rollbar-like rear hoop references the classic Targa, which debuted in 1965. But this special Heritage Design Edition harks all the way back to Porsche's racing success in the 1950s. 

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A cherry metallic paint coat, gold logos, a stylish livery in white, spear-shaped graphics on the front wings, and the classic 1963-era Porsche crest on the hood, steering wheel, rim centers and key fob are all nods to the earliest days of the German marque's competition history. 

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Yet another throwback detail is a modern interpretation of the Porsche Heritage badge, located on the on the luggage compartment grille. Original 356 owners were awarded the emblem as a sort of seal of quality after putting 100,000 kilometers (~62,000 miles) on the odometer.   

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The interior also pays tribute to Porsche history. A two-tone interior in Atacama Beige and either Bordeaux Red or Black leather features corduroy on the seats and door trims.  

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The nostalgic look of the green-illuminated rev counter,  stopwatch and perforated roofliner aim to "underline the emotive nature" of past models. A metal badge on the dashboard denotes which one of the just 992 Heritage Edition examples you're driving, the number being a reference to the current 992-generation 911

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And because this is the high-performing Targa 4S, the 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six boxer engine is tuned to crank 444 horsepower through either Porsche's eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or a seven-speed manual, as Autoweek notes. 

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If you really dig the Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition's look, Porsche Design—the automaker's in-house creative studio—is also selling a $14,000 watch inspired by the car's speedo and rev counter.

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The Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition starts at $181,950. 

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