Porsche's upcoming 911 Targa model, hinted at through a leaked dealer presentation back in September, has surfaced online this week.
Shown in detailed patent application renderings, the new 911 Targa returns to its roots, with a wide B-pillar dominating the design, highlighted by a slick silver finish.
A permanent wrap-around glass window is featured at the rear, but the rest of the new model's styling is standard 911 fare.
Reports have suggested the new Targa would get an automatic roof, although it remains unclear how this new model will accommodate the required mechanical systems.
Recent generations have featured a retractable glass panel that slides beneath the rear window, and it is clear this new model will store its roof in a similar position.
The 911 Targa will be based on the Carrera 4 and 4S, so expect 257kW 3.4 litre and 294kW 3.8 litre petrol engines.
Watch for the new Targa model to debut in 2014, joining the Coupe and full-convertible Cabriolet models.
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