Porsche 911 Targa, the modern version of the convertible launched in 1965, debuted officially. The first pictures confirm the promise made by Porsche announcing a design that will remember the first 911 Targa.
Just like the retro Porsche 911 Targa, the B-pillar is replaced with a metal bar. On its flanks, this bar has three vents with a decorative role. The innovation that debuted with the 991 generation is the electrical controlled 911 Targa roof, being moved behind the rear seats automatically at the touch of a button (19 sec).
Porsche 911 Targa – Engine & Price
Porsche 911 Targa is available in standard with the all-wheel drive system. Porsche will equip the new model with the 6-cylinder boxer engine of 3.4-liter and 350 horsepower, and the 3.8-liter unit of 400 horsepower for the S version.
Equipped with the PDK transmission and the Sport Chrono package, the Porsche 911 Targa 4S version needs only 4.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed of 293 km/h (182 mph).
Although “Targa” means “plate” in Italian, Porsche the convertible was inspired by the Targa Florio Race (the first edition was disputed in 1906, making it the oldest sporting event of this kind, on the public streets of Sicily, near Palermo) for the name of this 911version.
The first deliveries of the Porsche 911 Targa will begin in the summer, with a starting price for the North American market from $ 101,600 and from $ 116,200 for the Targa 4S. In Germany will go on sale from May, with the starting price of EUR 109,338 (911 Targa) and EUR 124,094 (911 Targa S).
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The world premiere of a modern classic
Atlanta. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is introducing two new models to the 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S. These models are the first to combine the classic Targa concept with cutting edge, innovative roof technology. Just like the legendary original 911 Targa of 1965, the new models feature the distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. But unlike the classic 911 Targa, the roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button. The fully automatic roof system stows the Targa top behind the rear seats.
Both 911 Targa models exclusively come in AWD version, featuring the wider rear track and body, and the same Porsche Traction Management (PTM), found in all 911 all-wheel-drive models. It is an active all-wheel-drive system that helps to ensure the optimal distribution of drive power for optimum traction in most road scenarios, whether on long straights, through tight corners, or on surfaces with different friction coefficients. The combination of the wide body, the Targa bar, and the wraparound rear window results in an extremely sporty and low-slung profile.
The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a horizontally opposed 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine with 350 hp. Equipped with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, the 911 Targa 4 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and is capable of a top track speed of 174 mph (175 mph with the manual transmission). The 911 Targa 4S delivers 400 hp from its 3.8-liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine, and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds when equipped with optional PDK and Sport Chrono package. The 911 Targa 4S is capable of reaching a top track speed of 183 mph when equipped with a manual transmission and 182 mph with PDK.
The 911 Targa 4 will have an MSRP of $101,600 while the 911 Targa 4S model will have an MSRP of $116,200. Both cars also have a destination charge of $995. Deliveries of the 911 Targa in the U.S. are scheduled to begin this summer.
About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, including the Macan and Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.
At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.[/learn_more]
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