Porsche has revealed the new 911 Targa. Available as both the Targa 4 and Targa 4S, the new car is the 992's third body-style following on from the successful launches of the Coupé and Cabriolet.
With its fully automatic roof system, wide roll hoop and wraparound rear window, the new all-wheel drive Targa follows all the styling cues of the 1965 original. In this generation, the roof can be opened or closed in just 19 seconds.
Powered by a six-cylinder, 3.0-litre flat six engine, the Targa 4 produces 385 PS and 450 Nm (911 Targa 4: combined fuel consumption 9.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 223 g/km ), while the 4S boasts 450 PS and 530 Nm (911 Targa 4S: combined fuel consumption 10.3 - 9.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 235 - 227 g/km ).
Those power figures are up on the previous generation, so it's no surprise that the acceleration times have come down as a result. The 4S is now good for 0 - 100 km/h in as little as 3.6 seconds, while it's 4.2 seconds in the Targa 4. Both cars come as standard with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) but they can also be ordered with the recently announced seven-speed manual gearbox. As with the previous generation car, the new Targa is only available with all-wheel drive, which means that traction will rarely be an issue.
Both Targa variants come with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) as standard, while the 4S also has Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) included. This system features an electronic rear diff lock with fully variable torque distribution, and is an option on the Targa 4.
Braking is taken care of by 330-millimetre discs on the Targa 4, while the 4S gains 350-millimetre discs. Badge spotters take note: the Targa 4 has black brake callipers whereas the 4S has red ones.
To view the virtual unveil of the car, visit https://911-magazine.porsche.com where Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Model Lines 911 and 718, explains the car’s new features along with Porsche Brand Ambassadors, tennis star Maria Sharapova and racing driver Jörg Bergmeister.
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911 Targa 4: Combined fuel consumption 9.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 223 g/km
911 Targa 4S: Combined fuel consumption 10.3 - 9.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 235 - 227 g/km