The major reason for the emergence of targa tops in 1960s also known as semi convertibles was dictated by the fear that the US Department of Transportation would ban regular convertibles due to passenger safety concerns in case of a vehicle overturn. Since then the roofless design was significantly improved and modern targas are mostly a homage to the retro styling rather than a necessary engineering solution. In this video we will cover the most recent models within this class!
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#1 2022 Toyota GR Supra Sport Top
Created specifically for the 2020 SEMA Show, 2022 Toyota GR Supra Sport Top follows in the footsteps of the extremely well-received Heritage edition, but loses its roof adopting a targa look. The roof removal is handled by Toyota’s Motor R&D department and KC’s Paint Shop in Texas.
#2 2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster
2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster is a final limited production version of the Aventador that gets a targa style roof and comes powered by a twelve-cylinder, 6.5-liter ‘Longitudinale Posteriore’ engine that delivers 780 horsepower and 531 lb-ft.
#3 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Targa
If the 992 generation Carrera line had an official flagship model, then the title would be certainly granted to the 4 GTS Targa. This driver oriented sportscar is powered by a 3-liter flat 6 engine with twin turbos.
#4 2022 Ferrari 812 Competizione A
As an homage to the glorious open top tradition of the Italian Prancing Horses, the latest limited edition run of the 812 gets a 599 units Competizione A version. The A in the name stands for Aperta or open from Italian and implies a manually removable targa style top.
#5 2022 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray
The 8th generation Vette possesses a unique rear mid-engine layout, forward located passenger cell and a driver-focused interior, plus as a cool bonus it is the cheapest supercar on the market.
#6 2022 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition
The iconic sports car celebrates its 25th and last year of production with a special model. Replacing the already discontinued Elise Sport 220, the 240 Final Edition gets a revised version of the supercharged 1.8-litre engine, which produces 240 horsepower.
#7 2021 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo
Those fans of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider who did not snatch the last production units of the model, can now try to get one of the 33 units of the final Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo edition.
#8 2022 Mazda MX-5 RF
Back in 2016, the automotive industry saw the one millionth MX-5 rolling off the assembly line, and today, this Mazda is one of the most affordable ways to get a genuine sportscar experience. The MX-5 Miata RF, with its retractable hard roof panel and buttresses, comes standard with more upscale goodies such as 17-inch wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, Bilstein dampers, and the sportier suspension.
#9 2022 Tesla Roadster
Many people have already given up the new Tesla Roadster, but our irrational faith in Elon is stronger than ever. In this episode we will still cover the latest news and rumors related to this two years-overdue electric targa.
#10 Touring Superleggera Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder
Though neither a production model nor a recent design, the 2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder by the Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera should be remembered as it is one of the most stunning representatives of the class ever created.