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Porsche unveils the only 911 Targa 4 GTS 50Y Porsche Design Edition in the PH

Porsche unveils the only 911 Targa 4 GTS 50Y Porsche Design Edition in the PH

Alvin Uy


Porsche celebrates 75 years with Ferry Porsche’s “No.1” 356 Roadster which laid the foundation to become one of the most successful sportscar brands on this planet. The evolution from the 356 to the 911 was also the rebirth to a culture of engineering excellence. As Porsche marks this diamond jubilee, it also recently marked the brand’s golden jubilee of the 911 nameplate, with the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS 50 Years Porsche Design Edition. This is a modern take of a timeless design classic limited to only 750 examples as an homage to Ferry’s son Ferdinand Alexander (F.A.) “Butzi” Porsche who penned the original 911 back in 1963.

Also on display is a classic 911 Targa of Arch. Manny Dimaculangan

The bespoke elements of the commemorative 911 Targa GTS 50 Years Porsche Design Edition come only in black color, which was also an homage to his signature color found on the first Porsche Design product by F.A. Porsche, the Chronograph 1 wristwatch created by the studio in 1972. The car’s Targa bar is finished in satin platinum, and its doors are adorned with a special livery. The limited-edition model has the same wheels as the 911 Turbo S, but finished in satin platinum and brightened by colored Porsche crests on the hub covers of the center locks. The brake calipers are painted in high-gloss black, as are the main features of the standard Sport Design package. An exclusive badge on the slats of the rear lid grille and a black 911 logo on the rear apron are also some of the model’s special features.

The Porsche Design Chronograph 1 is limited to 475 pieces.

The interior of the anniversary model comes with the Sport Chrono Package with a Porsche Design sub second clock on the dashboard. Details of the clock include a red small second hand, same as the Chronograph 1. Like the seat belts, the leather-bound GT sports steering wheel has the 12 o’clock marking in Slate Grey. Other subtle details like embossed on the headrests are “Porsche Design 50th Anniversary” emblems, also found on the black, brushed aluminum door entry guards. Other special details include a silver 911 badge with a limited-edition number on the dashboard trim, and the F.A. Porsche signature embossed on the lid of the center console storage compartment.

Powering this car is a turbocharged 3.0-liter, flat-six engine rated at 480 hp and 570 Nm of torque and paired to it is an 8-speed Porsche dual clutch transmission (PDK). Thanks to bespoke GTS tuning and reduced cabin insulation acoustics, the exhaust notes produce an even more emotive experience.

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To commemorate this milestone, Porsche Design also produced a limited edition of 475 pieces of a special edition Chronograph 1. The original Chronograph 1 which was created in 1972 was the luxury design brand’s first product and the world’s first all-black timepiece. This was quite revolutionary back in the early 70s. Its anti-reflective matte-black dial was inspired by the dashboard in the cockpit of the Porsche 911. The double-sided, seven-fold anti-reflective and scratch-resistant sapphire-crystal glass with hardened coating ensures optimal readability no matter the time of day. The tachymeter and day/date display use the renowned Porsche font. At the see-through sapphire case back, displays its winding rotor shaped like the iconic 911 Fuchs alloy wheels with colored Porsche Crest.

The Targa 4 GTS offers an exhilarating open top experience

For more information about the Porsche Design Chronograph and other merchandise, visit https://porsche-design. or any of its boutiques at Resorts World Manila, Shangri-La Mall and Rockwell Power Plant Mall. Meanwhile, for more information about the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS 50 Years Porsche Design Edition and other vehicles, visit pap/_philippines_/ or any of its showrooms at 11th Avenue BGC, Taguig City or EDSA, Greenhills, San Juan.