The Porsche 911 is the benchmark sports car that rivals like the Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, and the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette have first and foremost in their sites. In fact, the Porsche 911 has been such a standout performance machine for so long, it’s sometimes criticized as being too clinical, too cerebral, and even a little soulless.
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Please allow the 2021 911 Targa 4 to inject a little personality into the proceedings. Thanks to its slick folding top and standard all-wheel drive, the Targa can be enjoyed come rain or shine. The ride and handling balance is sublime, and the 379-horsepower, turbocharged flat-six is engineered to perfection.
Not everything in this Porsche is perfect, however. The cabin has