2021 Porsche 911 Targa: What Makes This Sports Car So Special?

Porsche has been manufacturing its iconic rear-engine 911 sports car since the early 1960s, but a very unique model – a hybrid cross between a full convertible and a closed-roof coupe – debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965. 

The two-door featured a steel hoop – much like a thick roll bar – that extended just aft of the passenger’s heads to protect them in the event of a roll-over. Closing the rear of the cabin, to eliminate drafts, was a fold-down plastic window that could be substituted for a heated glass rear window at an additional cost. The small folding roof panel over the passenger’s heads could

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