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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.

In 2015 the 911 engines were revised throughout the range. Porsche moved to forced-induction and smaller capacities for all models with the intention of improving emissions and fuel economy figures.

Porsche 911 Targa Details

Production Dates2014-current
Length 4499 mm / 177 in
Width 1852 mm / 73 in
Height 1288 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

Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels All-wheel-drive
Engine type Flat 6
Engine Capacity 2981 cc
Power 370@6500 ps
Torque 450@1700-5000 nm
Transmission type 7-spd manual / 7-spd PDK
Kerb Weight 1645 kg / 3627 lb
UK Retail Price from £91,718
US Retail Price from $110,300
Euro Retail Price from €118.382
UK Insurance Group 50E-T1

Performance

Max speed (manual) 179 mph / 288 kph
Max speed (auto) 178 mph / 286 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 4.7 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.5 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 31.7 mpg / 8.9 L/100km
EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 35.8 mpg / 7.9 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 206 g/km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 182 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.

Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels All-wheel-drive
Engine type Flat 6
Engine Capacity 2981 cc
Power 420@6500 ps
Torque 500@6500 nm
Transmission type 7-spd manual / 7-spd PDK
Kerb Weight 1655 kg / 3649 lb
UK Retail Price from £101,162
US Retail Price from $124,300
Euro Retail Price from €132.543
UK Insurance Group 50E-T1

Performance

Max speed (manual) 188 mph / 303 kph
Max speed (auto) 187 mph / 301 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 4.4 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.2 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 31.5 mpg / 9 L/100km
EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 35.3 mpg / 8 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 208 g/km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 184 g/km

Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Driven Wheels All-wheel-drive
Engine type Flat 6
Engine Capacity 2981 cc
Power 450@6500 ps
Torque 550@2150-5000 nm
Transmission type 7-spd manual / 7-spd PDK
Kerb Weight 1660 kg / 3659.7 lb
UK Retail Price from £109,622
US Retail Price from $139,900
Euro Retail Price from €146.228

Performance

Max speed (manual) 191 mph / 307 kph
Max speed (auto) 190 mph / 306 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 4.1 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 3.7 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (manual) 29.1 mpg / 9.7 L/100km
EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 32.5 mpg / 8.7 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (manual) 220 g/km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 196 g/km

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