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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

There are no official Euro NCAP crash test results, but the Targa comes with driver and passenger, front, side and head airbags, a sophisticated electronic stability control called PSM (or Porsche Stability Management) and some of the best brakes in the business. These can be further upgraded to carbon-composite for the very ultimate in braking capability.

They aren’t cheap though at more than £5,000. The body has been strengthened to take account of the lack of metal in the roof, and includes special reinforcing to protect in the event of a roll-over.

Unlike the Coupe, Targa models get an opening hatchback, giving better access to the rear seats which can be quickly converted into a luggage shelf. This makes it the most practical 911. The front boot has 105 litres of space (30 litres less than the Carrera and Carrera S) but it’s quite deep. You can expect to fit a suitcase in the back and an overnight bag in the front.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche 911 Targa (06-12).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • DVD
  • Partial leather seat trim