$1.5 million Ferrari Enzo crashes into Canadian lake

A rare custom Ferrari Enzo (itself already more rare than steak tartare) — claimed to be the world's fastest — crashed into a Canadian lake earlier today as part of the Targa Newfoundland race. No word on any injuries, but the doors are open so that's a good sign.UPDATE » 9/15/11 3:00pm 9/15/11 3:00pm

For $8,750, I Couldn’t Carrera Less

Iconic, idolized, and ass-engined, Porsche's evergreen 911 has proven over the years to be aspirational and yet reasonably obtainable. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1976 Targa aspires to be obtained, but does it require too much green? » 9/01/10 8:00am 9/01/10 8:00am

GM Recalls 2005-07 Targa-Top Corvettes For Blown Roofs

Literally flying in the face of GM's storied reputation for quality, 22,090 targa-top Corvettes from 2005-2007 are being recalled due to faulty adhesive that can cause roof panels to fly off and cause fiery death to yourself to others. » 12/28/09 2:30pm 12/28/09 2:30pm

1985 Baur 318i for a Top-Dropping $3,995

E30s are a dime a dozen, and you probably wouldn't give an early 318i a second glance. But today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has one with a sassy top that's ready to give you a peek. » 10/28/09 7:00am 10/28/09 7:00am

STILLEN R35 GT-R Targa Race Car

Steve Millen has a long history tweaking Nissans and this version of the STILLEN GT-R for the Targa Newfoundland has been bumped to provide 620 HP AWD horsies — good enough for a 0-to-60 MPH jaunt of 2.9 seconds. » 8/28/09 3:15pm 8/28/09 3:15pm

World's Fastest Convertible: 253 MPH Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is officially the fastest road legal production convertible. That is, if you consider a 223 MPH top-down jaunt across the French countryside road legal and you consider 150 units a "production" model. » 6/22/09 5:30pm 6/22/09 5:30pm

The Ten Crappiest Cars Of The 2008 Monterey Auctions

The Pebble Beach Concours is always a spectacle of the well-heeled celebrating the well-known in the fancy-pants car show circuit. To go along with the car show wine is the cheese, also known as the Monterey Auctions, put on every year by the house of RM Auctions. There are always hit lists of the most desirable and… » 8/11/08 4:00pm 8/11/08 4:00pm

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: A Targa For The Rest Of Us... With A…

The open-topped Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport has officially been set loose on the world in pictures ahead of its planned Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance reveal in only a few weeks (chumps, don't they know the world will be watching the Woodward Dream Cruise that weekend?). According to Bugatti, the company busily… » 8/01/08 8:30am 8/01/08 8:30am

Bugatti Veyron Targa To Bow At Pebble Beach, Car Snobs To Feign…

The Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance usually plays host to the reveal of at least one high profile, high-dollar piece of driveway candy every year. This year is no exception with the Bugatti Veyron Targa expected to make an appearance and drop its very expensive top. And when we say expensive, what we really mean to… » 7/11/08 11:20am 7/11/08 11:20am

2009 Porsche 911 Targa Picked Out In A Sea of Porsches

One of the boys over at the Teamspeed forums managed to get some awesome shots of a field of brand-new 2009 Porsche 911's, and among them was one we haven't seen yet — the 2009 Porsche 911 Targa. We catch a glimpse of the new glass-roofed 911 in two different flavors — the Targa 4, and the Targa 4S, though we'd wager… » 7/03/08 8:40am 7/03/08 8:40am

LA Auto Show: Porsche Remains Logical


Stating that all Porsches are logical evolutions, and by merely talking about their latest in logicmobiles they were getting all goosebumpy, the affable yet precise Germans at the LA Auto Show rolled out the latest from Stuttgart. Porsche also showcased a less evolved example of Porsche racing history by putting a… » 12/01/06 4:33pm 12/01/06 4:33pm

My Ferrari! My Jaguar! My Corvette! My Anteros! Coachbuilt Roadster,…

Building slinky sports cars over Corvette running gear is only a new concept if your idea of state-of-the-art couture is wearing pastel shirts under white linen suits. Any gearhead worth his obsession remembers the early seasons of "Miami Vice" were marked by the presence of a faux Ferrari Daytona body atop a C3… » 10/16/06 4:46pm 10/16/06 4:46pm

Skydriving: Porsche Launches Targa 4 Minisite

How to you promote a Porsche 911 whose roof slides rearward at the push of a button? Certainly not by showing kids on an overpass with tomatoes. Of course, Porsche knows this, and so created its Skydriving site, which uses high-res landscape photography to drive home the point. We're surprised the Ad Council didn't… » 7/24/06 3:00pm 7/24/06 3:00pm

Open Up and Say Ahhh: Porsche Reveals New 911 Targa

Porsche took the virtual wraps off the newest in its line of 997-model 911s — the Targa 4 and 4S. Though less a targa in the traditional sense than a 911 with a hole in its head, the models have a substantial glass roof (wear hats, gents) and a folding rear window. They'll also get a wider rear track, though the same… » 7/17/06 8:25am 7/17/06 8:25am

Spy Photos: Porsche 911 Targa

The boys at World Car Fans say the photos are unretouched, so we'll go with that. According to the backstory, a man and his son came across this undisguised Porsche 997 Targa as it was being shot commercially in northern California (new brochure in the works?), and whipped out their digicams. A rear shot offers the… » 5/30/06 9:45am 5/30/06 9:45am

Spy Photos: Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, Targa

They've kept us waiting for a couple extra years since the first 997-generation cars started appearing, and Porsche says we'll have to go ahead and wait some more for next (and last?) models. Still, spies caught shots of the upcoming 911 Turbo Cabriolet and Targa during harsh-weather testing somewhere north of… » 4/14/06 8:56am 4/14/06 8:56am

Spy Photos: More on the Porsche 911 Turbo, Targa

We thought Porsche might have surprised us by introducing the new 911 Turbo at the Frankfurt show, but alas, it did not. That leaves next year's Geneva show for the launch, considering the company has said the car, and its Targa-topped sibling, will be released next spring. Spy photog, Hans Lehmann caught the cars… » 9/16/05 10:37am 9/16/05 10:37am

Spy Photos: Porsche 911 Targa

Sure, you've seen it, but have you seen it with a subtly integrated retractable targa top? Well now you have. German Car Fans has some spy photos of the upcoming targa-top 911 (997), featuring a quite jovial test pilot at the helm. Porsche will be rolling out the targa version later this year, having already debuted… » 7/15/05 9:15am 7/15/05 9:15am