OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

Wheels (Australia) - - Headtoheaod -

For an open-roof driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, the GT C Road­ster clob­bers the 911 Targa. The AMG’S roof it­self is su­perb; a three-layer de­sign with an acous­tic mat sand­wiched for sound in­su­la­tion, and wrapped over a mag­ne­sium/steel/alu­minium struc­ture. It lifts or stows au­to­mat­i­cally in 11 sec­onds at speeds of up to 50km/ h, while in­te­grated rollover bars in the rear bulk­head take care of pro­tec­tion. The Porsche’s Targa takes twice that time to re­tract or raise, re­quires the car to be sta­tion­ary, and the buf­fet­ing is like hav­ing a pair of cold hair dry­ers pointed at your bonce. We get the retro-cool vibe, but the 911 Cabri­o­let ( or Boxster S) makes more sense if you’re an open-top type.

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