Porsche Announces Targa as Third Body Variant of New 911 Generation

Porsche Announces Targa as Third Body Variant of New 911 Generation

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Features a six-cylinder 3.0l turbocharged boxer engine and a roll hoop movable roof that can open/close in 19 seconds

Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S will be following as body variants after Coupe and Cabriolet for the new generation of 911 sports cars. Targa series is instantly recognizable with its automatic roll hoop roof system harking back to the 1965 version. The engine is a 3.0l boxer with different states of tune. 911 Targa 4 will get a 385PS-450Nm version which is capable of zero to 100kmph in 4.2sec with the optional Sport Chrono pack, to a top speed of 289kmph. 911 Targa 4S will get the 450PS-530Nm output which is capable of naught to 100kmph time in 3.6sec towards a top speed of 304kmph. Harnessing all that power is the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox and Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system as standard fit. Customers may also opt for the new seven-speed manual if they wish.

Suspension duties are managed by an electronically controlled variable damping system PASM with two manually adjustable response maps, Normal and Sport. There is a wet mode as well where sensors in the front wheel housing detect water on the surface and signal the driver if significant volumes are noticed. Yes, Targa gets wider tyres at the rear than the front, 235/40 R19 in the front and 295/35 R20 at the rear in the Targa; 245/35 R20 in the front and 305/30 R21 at the rear in the Targa 4S. Brakes on the Targa are massive 330mm discs with four-piston Monobloc calipers. On the Targa 4S though disc size is increased to 350mm, with six pistons for the front axle. Creature comfort will include all Porsche Communication Management features on a 10.9inch screen with swarm-based online navigation.