Fittingly limited to 992 units, the Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition incorporates design elements from P-cars of the 1950s and early ’60s. The five available paint colors, including Black, Guards Red, GT Silver Metallic, and the Cherry Metallic finish shown here, are meant to recall the look of 1950s-era Porsches when combined with gold badging and white vintage racing graphics. On the hood, steering wheel, center caps, headrests, and key fob is the 1963 version of the Porsche crest. Another neat design detail is the Porsche Heritage badge on the rear grille, which harkens to the 100,000-km badge given to Porsche 356 owners once they passed that milestone.
In addition to those vintage touches, each 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition comes with a staggered set of 20- and 21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels. Inside, the special Targa model receives a two-tone “OLEA” (Porsche’s sustainable tanning process that uses olive leaves) club leather interior, available in Bordeaux Red or Black with Atacama Beige accents. The seat centers and door panels contain an unusual material for modern car interiors: corduroy, which was last used by Porsche in the 356 and is apparently making a comeback.
Like the standard Targa 4S, the Heritage Design Edition packs a 443-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six powering all four wheels through your choice of a seven-speed manual or eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. It comes standard with the Sport Chrono package and will start at an eye-watering $181,950 when it arrives at U.S. dealers in late 2020. Not posh enough for you? Porsche Design offers a matching watch that’s exclusively available to Heritage Design Edition customers for an additional $14,000.