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Porsche Cayman/Boxster Targa - The Cayarga Project
Porsche Cayman/Boxster Targa - The Cayarga Project

Since a Targa version of the Cayman is missing in the Porsche line up, creating one suggested itself. And, our designer and managing editor likes such kind of cars. So how could we refuse making this feature!? The idea with the hardtop was developed during a brain-
storming process. But the first drafts seemed to be too unspectacular for our magazine. All changes regarding the Targa roof looked fine but, the images weren't cool enough. As we here present the most stylish tuning cars, it needed refinement.

As an obeisance to the TechArt designers, who create the best tuning accessories for Porsche sports cars, we put some of their parts to our Boxster/Cayman conversion, the Cayarga, as we call it. And it turned out a fantastic enhancement. In that style the thing is a show stopper - we are proud of it. A question which could come up is: Where can the roof be stored? In past days, the Porsche Targa driver could fold a black yet space-saving textile roof to put it in his car. But actually we did envisage a hard panel for our concept.

However, such a thing can't most certainly be stored in the front boot, it will not fit in. A hinge in the middle of the panel could make this possible, maybe! Yes, it reduces trunk volume whereas leaving it in the garage means being without shelter in case it rains. Perhaps a canopy option is nonetheless a good idea!? It would make the Cayarga looking not as perfect as with a section in body colour but it's great in this style though, doesn't it!? After all the vehicle is conceived to be driven without the roof and the panel is, literally, just a stopgap.

Some might object at this point that the approach is nonsense. When driving without top is the main purpose, why spoiling the open-air feeling by the remaining part of the hardtop in the roadster's back. A bettered over roll protection could be mentioned as a reason or, the shelter from the wind because the thing is an effective wind shot. But, such considerations might be too pragmatic. We think actually there is just one reason for investing on a Cayarga: Standing out of the rest by possessing a rare and individual Porsche!









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