Suck it, Porsche – Honda beat you to the powered-targa top punch

del sol transtop

OK, that was a bit harsh… fact is, we love the new Porsche 911 Targa that just debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Still, Porsche isn’t the first automaker to roll out technology like this. Honda used to offer up a Civic Del Sol with a powered targa roof . It was called the TransTop, and it was an optional extra in Japan and parts of Europe.

A mechanism would rise out of the trunk like a determined robot set on capturing your precious targa roof. Once acquired, it would retreat back into the trunk and hug the top safely until you demanded it back. Want to see it in action? Click past the jump.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBBQGTLd24I[/youtube]

Thanks SpeedyF40 for sharing the video via Twitter!

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