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

Since there is no Targa version of the Cayman, creating one sugges-
ted 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 brainstorming 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 very finest 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 we do envi-
sage a hard panel for our concept.

With a little luck, it fits under the front lid of the Boxster so that it can be stored in the front boot. Or, a hinge in the middle of the panel could make folding it possible!? Yes, it reduces trunk volume whereas leaving it in the garage means being without shelter in case it rains. Maybe a textile option is a good idea. It would make the Cayarga looking not as good as with a section in body colour but, why not!? After all the thing is made 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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