After a long absence, Porsche returned the Targa models to its 911 range at
the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. 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 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 Porsche 911 Targa 4S model will have an MSRP of $116,200, excluding a destination charge of $995.
Deliveries of the 911 Targa in the U.S. are scheduled to begin this summer.