The Porsche 911 Targe has a cult-like following among those who have had the pleasure to drive one. Nothing speaks volume than the adrenaline rush one gets when you gently add some juice onto the gas peddle.
The Targa’s ability to blend the joys of a cabriolet with the practicality of the coupe is celebrated by many fans. In 2014 Porsche reinstated the legend. As with the predecessor model, the new Targa generation comes in two versions available exclusively with all-wheel drive.
The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre, 350 hp (257 kW) flat engine. Equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, this model accelerates from zero to 100.
Introducing the latest generation
The world premiere of the 911 Targa: At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche presented the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model to the public. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology.
Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar. But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button.
When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive fitted as standard is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.
With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative remake of the classic vehicle from 1965.
The model shares a great deal in common with the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicle is more or less the same.
The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window give the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile.