What is a Targa Top?

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Targa Top:

Targa top, or Targa for a brief, is a semi-convertible car body style with a removable roof section and a full-width roll bar behind the seats. The term was first used on the 1966 Porsche 911 Targa, and it remains a registered trademark of Porsche AG.

The car window is generally fixed, but on some Targa models, it’s removable or foldable, making it a convertible-type vehicle. Any piece of normally fixed metal or trim which rises up from one side, over the roof, and down the opposite side is usually called a Targa band, Targa bar, or a wrap over the band.

Targa tops are different from T-tops, which have a solid, non-removable bar running between the highest of the windscreen and also the rear roll-bar, and usually have two separate roof panels above the seats that fit between the window and central t-bar.

 

Glass roof:

1996 saw the debut of a retractable glass roof within the Porsche 993 Targa, a design continued on the 996 and 997 Targa. The glass roof retracted underneath the car window revealing an outsized opening. A shade was there to assist prevent the atmospheric phenomenon of the closed roof. This technique was an entire redesign, as previous Targa models had a removable roof section and a good B-pillar functioning as a roll bar.

The new glass roof design allowed the 993 Targa to retain nearly the identical side-on profile because the other 911 Carrera variants and eliminated the inconvenience of storing the removed top of the old system. The Targa had the body of the Cabriolet with the Targa glass roof replacing the material roof. The 911 Targa continued with the all-new 996-model and gained a lifting hatchback glass window. This, in turn, was used on the later 997 model of 911.

 

Motorized roof:

With the introduction and production of the newest 911, the sort 991, Porsche decided to require the newest Targa in a very different direction from that of the previous water-cooled Type 996/997 cars. the newest Targa was introduced in 2014 and in contrast to the sort 993/996/997 Targas, the new car has somewhat returned to its earliest Targa roots by utilizing a solid roof panel spanning over the front seats.

However, unlike the manual lift-out panels of earlier 911s, the kind 991 Targa’s roof panel is mechanized for automated lift-away and storage under the rear glass roof, which itself is mechanized to lift up and out of the way because the roof panel is placed into its stowed position.

The kind 991 Targa also brings back the styling feature of the ‘Targa bar’ that was perhaps the foremost obvious and overt design cue of the air-cooled generation Targas. But unlike the previous Targa hoops, the one used on Type 991 is in sections, where the horizontal span member could be a physically separate piece that itself is mechanized to set off of its vertical supports to permit the solid roof panel and its motorized components to slip rearwards because the panel is being stored within the car.

 

Rotating roof:

Ferrari introduced a hybrid variation of the Targa roof and folding metal roof with the 180 degrees rotating roof featured on the 2005 Ferrari 575M Maranello Superamerica. The concept was also utilized in the 2010 Renault Wind.

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