2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 — Animated Roof Sequence + 30 High-Res Photos

The new 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S are fantastic additions to the already-stellar 911 sports car line.

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Why is this one so little? Keep reading… =]

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The base 911 Carrera2 is so good that it would be my choice in a heartbeat over any Cayman — even the Cayman R.

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But adding the drama and unique appeal of a power-retractable top section? Delicious and very tempting.

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Seeing it in the flesh only confirmed this intense 911 Targa longing!

So where is one of my snazzy animations? I was rushing taking the photos in general, and without tripod.

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As a result, the Porsche website screenshots (from previous article) are easier on the eyes.

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Mine turned out choppier than the North Atlantic and would take ages to get as flawless as the 3D modeling shows.

I was not going to include my standard animation styles due to their dizziness-factor from slight camera movements while taking rapid-sequence images (without the proper Nikon DSLR settings engaged) — but here ya go. just for fun. Avoid staring too long…

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Oh wait! Hazaa! White-flash frames smooth out some of the rough edges and camera movement while I snapped these photos.

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But there is a catch: the ones from my Nikon are ginormous files. 15MB and 11MB each, respectively. So best avoided on the frontpage and mobile browsers…!

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The real challenge is in how fast Targa conversion the process is. I did not time it, but ballpark about 18 seconds up or down once the top starts moving.

My static photos are below. Stunning in person. Love this paint color.

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