Porsche 911 (993) Targa
In 1996 MotorWeek got their hands on the then new Porsche 911 (993) Targa. The design of the top no longer involved a removable hard top panel. No, for the 993 Porsche introduced a large glass roof that would move back similar to a very large sun roof. Of course the German performance car maker has since gone back to a Targa design the resembles the earlier cars with the 991 variant (but with a very trick power roof).
993s are very sought after as they are the last 911 generation with an air-cooled flat-six engine. In the case of the 1996 993 Targa a 3.6-liter engine was used that offered 285 horsepower. The result for the open roof car is a rear-engined machine that can launch from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. While today that doesn’t sound all that impressive, in ’96 that was extremely quick.