This Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS Is As Classy As They Come

If you agree that the 2018 Porsche 991 Targa is as cool as they get within the 911 range, then you’re really going to like the stylish, yet subtle nature displayed here by this 4 GTS version, riding on Satin Black custom wheels.

These are 540-series wheels from HRE, and can be had in sizes 17 through 24-inches, sans the 23s. Their price starts at $1,100 each, which is fitting for a design that’s been popular since the late 90s, according to the American alloy wheel manufacturer.

For 2018, HRE brought back the 540 mesh style, designing the wheel for some of today’s most exclusive sports cars and SUVs. Originally, the 540 Series became popular on the likes of the E46 BMW M3, C5 Corvette or the Porsche 996 Turbo.

While this 991 Targa might seem like the type of Porsche 911 that’s more keen on looking pretty than delivering sheer driving excitement, rest assured that in 4 GTS spec, it’s extremely fast.

Its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine produces 450 PS (444 HP) and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque, in a package that weighs just 1,680 kg (3,703 lbs). Get it with a 7-speed manual and you’ll be accelerating to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, which is almost as great as getting there in just 3.7 seconds, something you can do if you give your left leg a rest and opt for the PDK automatic instead.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS is priced from $139,900 in the U.S.

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  • ace_9

    another car for typical middle aged, balding, quite out of shape man with midlife crisis. The complicated electro-mechanism for the small roof panel says it all. It is not a sport’s car (as almost every 911). It’s a fast car made convenient for older men…

    • nastinupe

      The 911 Turbo S and 911 GT3 RS are the two best SPORTS CARS under $300,000. If you disagree, tell me one that’s better.

      • ace_9

        There is plenty. McLaren 720S, Huracan Performante, Nissan GT-R Nismo (even regular GT-R is better overall than turbo S), AMG GT-R, … Porsche is overhyped. GT3 RS might be very fast on Nurburgring, but that does not mean that most of the Porsche models are designed deliberately for older men to carry them from golf court to golf court. And all 911s still have engine in wrong place, which results in awkward shape and dangerous behaviour in certain situations.

        • Matt

          There is no way the GT-R (Including Nismo) is ‘better overall’ than the 991.2 Turbo. Nissan benchmarked the GT-R against the 996 Turbo and managed to make a better car. That was 2007, Porsche have not sat on their hands since then.

          Based on your comment about engine being ‘in the wrong place’ you sound like you dislike the 911 in general – so you’re biased before you even begin.

          The ‘older men’ comment is a compliament in the sense that Porsche has made the 911 not only a fierce track weapon but also a usable sports car that you can actually enjoy driving on real roads, because unless you’re buying the RS models, won’t break your back.

          • ace_9

            In which way the 911 Turbo is better? Nismo is faster on nurburgring that 911 Turbo (regular GT-R is not much slower). And if your only argument is that Nissan is in your eyes worse than 911, then I have no other comments and I assume that you agree with other cars being better.

    • SteersUright

      Until you grow up and actually get to drive one…
      The 911 isnt a sports car…lmao. Are you conveniently disregarding every single review about a 911, especially the GT models? Do you not watch any auto racing where Porsche has been dominant for decades in multiple categories? Have you ever revved a Porsche flat-6 to redline? Have you noticed that almost any 911 in any comparison is vastly out-powered by the competition yet set faster lap times?
      A “convenient” fast car for the man you describe is a BMW 6-Series, an MB SL, an Audi S5/RS5, and on…
      Did you ever notice that in the development of all of the world’s best sports cars, yes sports cars, all the manufacturers buy one version of a 911 or another as a benchmark vehicle? Yes, even your precious GT-R development team did the same.

  • Belthronding

    the best 911 derivative to me by far.

  • 1lazysheep

    this is not an HRE design. they clearly ripped off the BBS LM design, which was introduced in 1994.

    also, is this an HRE ad?

  • SEEMS A BIT COMPLICATED TO REMOVE A TARGA TOP.

    • Vottek Mäxle

      I think it’s something typically German. Here and there a bit too overengineerd.

    • SteersUright

      Very true, but fun to watch.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Yes, because with a sports car, you really want to get the center of gravity up as high as you can.

  • SteersUright

    Honestly, Porsches look best on Porsche wheels.

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