With so many 911s to choose from, there is temptation everywhere you look. On the bottom end of the scale you have the relatively simple Carrera which as we’ve seen by the Carrera T can be specced to proper enthusiast status.
The high-rollers have the Turbo and Turbo S, and the track rats always look straight to the GT department. Boulevards and corniches, well they get their fill of 911 Cabs.
And of coursew since every proper 911 has to have a closed roof, it’s easy to snigger at the 911 Cab driver. But then again, if you’re going to buy the all-round sportscar, why not buy the all-round all-rounder?
That’s where the 911 Targa 4 GTS starts to make too much sense to be ignored, offering the best of both worlds when it comes to coupes and convertibles. In GTS trim, it even bridges perfectly the sometimes enormous gap between the base cars and your GT3s and GT2s.
The GTS badge means it’s basically a fully loaded 911, with the lower sports suspension and all the performance tricks on-board too. It goes through the daily grind way too sensibly for a sportscar that also feels right at home the moment you roll out of pit lane. In fact only the most sensitive race car driver bums will be able to detect a meaningful difference between the open-air Targa and one of the 911 coupes.
With so many talents under its hump, the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS is a worthy winner of the Best Convertible accolade.