New pictures have been released today, revealing the 2013 Porsche 911 Targa testing while wearing little to no camouflage. While the car may be mostly undisguised, save for a few strategically placed stickers here and there, a closer inspection reveals that Porsche is hiding a bit more.
Taking a close look at the tiny side window, affixed directly aft of the driver/passenger windows, we can see that a fake panel takes the place of actual glass. This piece of camouflage is hiding an all-but-confirmed retro-style rollover bar that harkens back to those found on 911’s of old.
The fake convertible roof seen on previous spy photos has reappeared in these, as Porsche is not ready to show the world it’s entire hand — at least not yet. In terms of powertrain, expect Porsche’s seven-speed PDK gearbox mated to either a 3.4 liter or 3.8 liter flat six with 345hp and 394hp, respectively. The trque output shouldn’t be anything but nominally different than the current generation 911, with 288lb-ft expected for the 3.4 liter and 324lb-ft for the 3.8 liter option.
No official word has come down from Porsche as to when to expect the official unveil of the 2013 Porsche 911 Targa, but rumors point to a debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January of next year. It should hit showrooms shortly after.