Porsche 991.2 GTS Targa 8

While Porsche has already unveiled the Carrera and Turbo versions of the facelifted 911 range, there are still many versions of the sports car that have yet to reveal themselves. One such model is what you’re looking at here, the new 911 Targa GTS.

Spotted by our spy photographers in Southern Spain, the bare test mule seen here sports a GT3-esque front bumper, centre-locking alloy wheels, new rear bumper and an exhaust setup similar to the latest Carrera models. The former is one of the main differentiators of the Targa GTS from the regular model.

Unchanged here is the targa top, which looks to retain the same opening/closing mechanism as before, with the top section being retracted into a storage area beneath the rear greenhouse. On this particular GTS test mule, the targa rollover bar is finished in black.

For power, the new Targa GTS will likely adopt a more powerful version of the 3.0 litre biturbo flat-six engine found in the regular Targa. The blown boxer engine outputs up to 420 hp and 500 Nm on the current Targa 4S, but will likely provide more on the Targa GTS. Transmission options should include a six-speed manual and PDK dual-clutch gearbox.