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Porsche 911 Targa

The Porsche 911 Targa returns in style with a brushed aluminium B-pillar and wrap-around rare window in the style of the original 1965 car. The Targa 4 comes with all-wheel-drive as standard and the sweet flat-6 engine. Performance is as impressive as the exterior styling and is matched with beautiful build quality. Handling is similar to the Carrera 4 Cabriolet but with the added structural improvement that the Targa bar provides.

The roof mechanism is surprisingly complex considering it is only the centre section that folds away. The process includes the entire rear window and surrounding bodywork lifting up and the top of the b-pillar roll bar also raising to allow the roof to pass through. Unlike the previous generation, the roof of this 911 Targa is fabric but with the majority of this covering a hard panel thus further improving security.

The original 1966 Porsche 911 Targa was a popular car in its day but for a long period remained a relatively unloved classic due to the less elegant roofline and rust issues resulting from drainage from the Targa pillar leaking into the sills. The new car has a more curvaceous roof shape and styling that make it more visually pleasing and with its impressive performance a very desirable car.

Porsche 911 Targa Details

Production dates2014-current
Length 4491 mm / 177 in
Height 1298 mm / 51 in
Wheelbase 2450 mm / 96 in
Luggage capacity 125 litres / 4.41 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 68 litres / 18 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals 20,000 miles

Porsche 911 Targa 4

Porsche 911 Targa 4 Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Flat 6
Engine capacity 3436 cc
Power 350@7400 bhp
Torque 288@6500 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd manual / 7-spd PDK
Kerb weight 1615 kg / 3560 lb
UK retail price from £86,377
US retail price from $101,600
Euro retail price from €153,162

Porsche 911 Targa 4 Performance

Max speed (manual) 173 mph / 278 kph
Max speed (auto) 175 mph / 282 kph
0-60mph (manual) 5.0 seconds
0-60mph (auto) 4.8 seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 5.2 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 5 seconds

Porsche 911 Targa 4 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 29.7 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 32.5 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 223 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 204 g/km

Porsche 911 Targa 4S

The Porsche 911 Targa 4S is the more performance orientated version of the Targa topped car. The larger capacity boxer engine gives a hefty boost of power and torque that is more noticeable during driving than the performance figures suggest. Traction control and all-wheel-drive come as standard to keep things under control with the addition of torque vectoring and a rear limited slip differential to further improve cornering performance. Porsche Active Suspension Management is used to suppress lateral body roll, improving handling without effecting ride comfort.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Flat 6
Engine capacity 3800 cc
Power 400@7400 bhp
Torque 440@5600 lb.ft
Torque 28.2 nm
Transmission type 7-spd manual / 7-spd PDK
Kerb weight 1630 kg / 3594 lb
UK retail price from £96,413
US retail price from $116,200
Euro retail price from €175,213

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Performance

Max speed (manual) 182 mph / 293 kph
Max speed (auto) 183 mph / 295 kph
0-60mph (manual) 4.6 seconds
0-60mph (auto) 4.7 seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 4.8 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.6 seconds

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 30.7 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 237 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 214 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 214 g/km

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