It's the little details that make the differenceIt all starts with the headlights, namely the LED daytime running lights. The current model features a four-point arrangement with the LEDs positioned on the outer ring of the light cluster. As for the 2016 911 Targa, this sees the four points of light getting closer to each other and occupying an area in the center of the headlight, which brings a stronger identity.
The front fascia changes go on with the revised air intakes. These feature a set of blades on the sides, as we’ve seen on the 2015 Cayenne facelift, for instance.
Don’t expect any changes on the sides, except for new alloy wheel designs. Moving to the rear of the 991.2 Targa prototype, we see Porsche taking a bit of a hint from Bentley: the third brake light is now wider, stretching for the entire length of the engine cover. By the way, the latter seems to be the retro-styled unit found on the new 911 GTS.
The rear bumper brings two interesting details, starting with the centrally-mounted exhaust pipes and ending with the air vents on the sides of the lower fascia - these were a trademark of the turbocharged models, but due to the fact that most of the future lineup will be forced-fed, they’ll be found across the range.
Yes, as many of you already know, the turbo stuff will spread far beyond the Turbo (S) and GT2 (RS) models of the past. As Porsche strives to increase efficiency, it will make the switch from natural aspiration to turbocharging.
Oh and by the way, have you heard that rumor about a Targa Turbo?