The words ‘Porsche’ and ‘collectable’ have gone hand in hand for decades and, today, the German sports car maker is capitalising on that reputation with the unveiling of its Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition.

The limited edition model will come with a production run of just 992 examples and features a raft of premium aesthetic upgrades designed to evoke the golden era of sports cars spanning four decades.

“With the Heritage Design models, we are evoking memories of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in customers and fans alike. No brand can translate these elements into the modern day as well as Porsche and, in this way, we are fulfilling the wishes of our customers,” says Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche.

“We are also establishing a new product line that represents the lifestyle dimension in our product strategy with these exclusive special editions.”

The most striking feature of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is its Cherry Metallic paintwork combined with period-correct white decals behind the headlights and along the car’s side, which is accompanied by a racing number emblazoned on the door.

Customers after something other than Cherry Metallic can opt for four other exterior colours available paired with gold logos to create an authentic 50s look. A Porsche Heritage badge on the rear lid grille is also a classic touch that is reminiscent of the one that was awarded back in the day when a Porsche 356 reached the 100,000-kilometre mark.

A 1963 Porsche Crest is featured on the bonnet, steering wheel, wheel centres and vehicle key. The historical motif can also be found embossed on the head restraints and key pouch. The new Targa model’s standard 20/21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels remain unchanged to highlight the classic-look brake calipers finished in black.

On the inside is where things get really fun. Porsche have paid tribute to the past with an exclusive two-tone leather interior combining Bordeaux Red leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige. Another spec consists of Black leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige. The seats and door trims also wear corduroy in a nod to 50s fashion while marking a return to the same material found in the Porsche 356. To finish off this extensive tribute, Porsche have included a green-lit tachometer, centrally-mounted stopwatch and a metal badge on the dashboard listing the limited edition number.

Performance remains unchanged from the new 911 Targa 4S, which features a biturbo boxer engine delivering 331kW of power and 530Nm of torque to all four wheels via Porsche’s PDK eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This new set-up is enough to see the car go from 0–100km/h in 3.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 304km/h.

The 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition model is available to order now and will be accompanied with the exclusive option of a Porsche Design Chronograph timepiece.

Visit Porsche for more details.