Why a Porsche 993 Targa, Jaguar XK 5.0 and a TVR Cerbera got us hot under the collar

Nathan Chadwick 2nd April 2021

Porsche 993 Targa

This fortnight our eagle eye on the market got us thinking of cars to really take advantage of the sunny days that are heading our way. Well, that’s British optimism for you.

This time we’re seeing the appeal of a special Jaguar XK, the glassy environs of a Porsche 993 Targa and the blood and thunder of a TVR Cerbera. All great ways to truly enjoy a sunny weekend? Let us know your thoughts and finds via hello@stradamagazine.co.uk

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera Targa

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For many years the Targa was seen as the poor relation in the 911 family, but now they’re seen as the wonderful cruising companions they’ve always been. The 911 might be a sportscar, but in 993 form it’s an eminently useable one – and for long tours in the Alps, a Targa makes perfect sense. Not every 911 has to be a GT3 or GT2, after all.

This one is a particularly tasty one – it’s a manual Varioram model that simply looks fantastic in Polar Silver. We can just imagine this on a summer trip through Austria… More details on the Hexagon Classics website.

2011 Jaguar XK 5.0 Heritage Edition

Jaguar XK Heritage Edition

With Jaguar’s move to electric propulsion, this XK had us thinking of simpler days. Days where a 385bhp 5.0-litre V8 was a normal thing – though the X150 XK was far removed from normality. It’s one of the most beautiful cars of the 00s, especially in Exclusive Black Cherry. This particular car is a Heritage Edition, built to celebrate the E-type’s 50th anniversary. That means it has two-tone Bond Grain Ivory and Black Heritage leather.

A great way to waft through the summer? We think so. Check it out on the Classic Modern Cars website.

1999 TVR Cerbera 4.0 Speed Six

1999 TVR Cerbera

However, if you’re after something a little more violent on the senses, there are few cars that come close to a TVR Cerbera. It feels like a racing car for the road, even when trimmed in sumptuous leather. Given most TVRs come in colours almost as loud as their exhausts, we’re rather fond of this more subdued Metallic Green. Though not quite as fond as we are of a 350bhp, 330lb ft package that weighs just 1130kg. Yum. More details visit Slades garage.