A 911 Targa is not cheap. Even if you do without most of the options that leave our test car at £109,531, in basic form you’re looking at a £99,684 car.

Do without the S specification and a base Targa 4 will set you back around £90,000 – which is more than a Mercedes-Benz SL 500, albeit less than Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage roadster.

Greg Kable

European editor
Its residuals shade a Mercedes SL and Aston V8 roadster year after year. The 911 is pricey but worth the outlay

Our depreciation experts reckon it’ll retain marginally more value than both. And it’ll do so while, if you’re careful, returning almost 30mpg on a cruise, with a touch over 20mpg achievable as an overall average.

For those who will run one as a company car, the monthly benefit-in-kind bill is £1163 at the 40 percent tax rate.

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