The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, a state-of-the-art 911 with design elements influenced by the ‘50s and ‘60s has arrived in Malaysia, making it the first heritage design model available in the country. Evoking memories of an era of benchmark Porsche design and styling, ranging from the 50s to the 80s, the new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is bound to excite collector and design-oriented enthusiasts alike.
“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,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn Bhd.
The Heritage Design Edition is based on the new 992 generation 911 Targa and is equipped with the latest technology for chassis, assistance systems and infotainment. It is powered by a high-tech 331 kW (450 PS) biturbo boxer engine which, in combination with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, accelerates the 911 Targa (with Launch Control) from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 304 km/h.
Based on the 911 Targa 4S, pricing for this top-of-the-range 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition starts from RM 1,677,409 (with SST exemption). Matching the internal model series code, only 992 examples will be built.
The exterior: Exclusive exterior colour and “Spears” motorsport graphics
The Cherry Metallic exterior colour exclusive to the 911 series takes up the style of the 50s in a modern interpretation. Completing the overall classic and timeless design is the “Spears” motorsport graphic on the front wings, gold-coloured lettering at the rear and on the Targa bar, as well as the historic Porsche crest on the wheel hub cover and the bonnet.
The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition has 911 Carrera Exclusive Design wheels in Black high-gloss (or, optionally, in Platinum satin gloss) in the 20 or 21-inch format 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 interior: Comeback of corduroy
The exclusive design is also reflected in the interior, with brushed aluminium panels bearing the words “911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition” greeting you as you enter.
Corduroy, a fabric already used in the Porsche 356 makes a comeback on the centre panels of the seats and in the door panels, bringing the fashion style of the ‘50s back to life. The overall look of the interior is rounded off with perforated Alcantara in Atacama Beige on the headlining and the A and B pillars.
The modern instrument cluster with two high-resolution seven-inch 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.