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Video: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa prototype spotted (991)

Porsche has been spotted testing a prototype version of the upcoming 2014 Porsche 911 Targa, with its roof detached. The prototype was spotted on the streets in Stuttgart, Germany.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa prototype

Showcasing a full rear windscreen, the Targa is one of the 911’s core and most iconic variants. As you can see in the video below, the 991 version could feature a retro-like black B-pillar bar like the classic 911s of yesteryear.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa prototype B-pillar

Porsche is yet to announce official specifications, however, it’s believed the new Targa will share the same engine options from the rest of the 911 range, including the base model 3.4-litre flat six producing 257kW, up to the Carrera S 3.8-litre flat six producing 294kW.

It’s unknown if the Targa will be available in Carrera 4 all-wheel drive guise, but it is likely to come in either seven-speed manual or PDK dual-clutch auto forms.

Taking on the sleek new 991 911 styling, the Targa is going to be a cool retro sports car when it arrives on the market during late-2013/early-2014. A full unveiling is expected to take place at the Frankfurt show in September.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.