Here is the New Porsche 911 Targa 4s And What We Know So Far
Look at that sexy open-top transformation...
Guess what? Yes, we have another 911 Porsche. In just the second year of the latest generation, Porsche already offers the 911 in 14 different types of versions. This time there is a new one. The 911 Targa 4s! This 443 BHP car has a more timeless design to it. A very elegant but cool design, with many exiting features, that i will get to later on. With a top speed of 188 mph and a 0-60 time in 3.6 seconds, this car is pretty fast.
2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4s
The four wheel drive only coupe-cum-convertible will be a great choice for those who don’t want a rear wheel drive 911. And with the removable roof panels, which is very uncommon with other manufacturers today, the whole back end of the car pops off to hide a piece of roof, the 911 Targa 4s seems to be a very special and unique car indeed. The Targa's top operates like the previous generations Targa. The rear window cantilevers back as the top folds itself and tucks behind the rear seats, the glass then returning home on a 19-second round trip. On the previous Targa, it was possible to smash it. In the newest generation, if the parking sensors detect any threats within 1.6 feet, the top will halt, and alert the driver to the danger that it detects. It has very advanced technology and assistance.
Porsche 911 Targa 4s
Starting at $135,200, this Porsche has many features and specs for that price. It is fitted with the 444bhp version of Porsche’s 3-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, delivering its peak power at 6500rpm and accompanied by 390lb ft of torque between 2300 and 5100rpm. Which is pretty damn quick, if you tell me.
Five driving modes are available. There are Normal, Sport, Race, Wet and Individual. If you buy the optional Sport Chrono Package you also gain a steering wheel mounted manettino-type dial. That is with the package only. And if you don't want to buy the package, well you still have nothing to lose!
It drives like how a 911 would always drive, It steers like all four-wheel-drive 911s do. It plants well, when climbing and it has a very smooth ride. Porsche definitely payed attention to detail with this car. There is a con though, wind noise is very loud when the roof is down. Every car has a flaw, but this car has a certain.. bigger flaw. If noise really bothers you this might not be the best car for that. But it is pretty practical, and very elegant and timeless, with a simple but gorgeous design.
Porsche 911 Targa 4s 2020
It’s not the cheapest, but the new 911 Targa 4s is lovely to look at, it is great to drive, and it is pretty practical. The roof down refinement might be a little controversial, and many people might be turned off by getting a Targa because of it. But overall this is yet another amazing innovation and car from Porsche, delivering a very beautiful car with a great open air experience, and in a way that justifies the price. The gearbox is very responsive and the steering is very accurate and sharp, especially in sport mode. The touch screen in this sport car isn't the best thing, but its pretty good. Some say the Cabriolet looks better, but i disagree. The Targa is very popular among many people, because of its heritage. The first open top Porsche was a Targa. Even though the Porsche 911 Targa 4s is also part of the (992) generation it is still a 911. Giving it a rating of 4 stars.
2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4s
Design and cylinders Twin-turbocharged boxer 6
Bore 91.0 mm
Stroke 76.4 mm
Displacement 3.0 l
Max. power 443 hp
Max. power at rpm 6,500 rpm
Max. power at rpm (Manual) 2,300 - 5,000 1/min
Max. engine speed 7,500 rpm
Max. torque (PDK (Automatic)) 390 lb-ft
Max. torque at rpm (Manual) 2,300 - 5,000 1/min
Max. torque at rpm (PDK (Automatic)) 2,300 - 5,000 rpm
Max. power per liter 147.6 hp/l
Power-to-weight ratio (PDK (Automatic)) 8.3 lb/hp
Top track speed 188 mph
0 - 60 mph (PDK (Automatic)) 3.6 s
0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (Manual) 4.2 s
0 - 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package (PDK (Automatic)) 3.4 s
Thank you for reading my article on the new 2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4s. I used a lot of information, inspiration and help from these websites: CarAndDriver, Porsche.com, Evo, and Autoexpress.uk.