Following the coupé and cabriolet, Porsche recently unveiled third body variant of the new 911 generation: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models. The distinguishing feature of the Targa remains its innovative, fully automatic roof system and, just like the legendary original Targa model from 1965, it features a characteristic wide roll hoop, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window. The roof can be comfortably opened and closed in just 19 seconds.

It is powered by a six-cylinder, three-liter boxer engine with twin turbochargers. The 911 Targa 4 now accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds – one tenth faster than before. The 911 Targa 4S makes the same sprint in just 3.6 seconds – four tenths faster than its predecessor. Top speed of the 911 Targa 4 is 179 mph, while the 4S peaks at 190 mph.

Both sports cars are fitted with eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and intelligent all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) as standard to deliver maximum driving pleasure. Alternatively, the 911 Targa 4S can be ordered with the newly developed seven-speed manual gearbox, with which the Sport Chrono package is included.

The model for a new class of sports cars since 1965

The 1965 911 Targa 2.0 was a trailblazer for a whole new type of car. Originally marketed as a "safety cabriolet with anti-roll bar", the Targa, with its detachable roof, soon established itself as an independent concept and indeed became a style icon. Right through to the present day, Porsche has continued to combine two worlds in the 911 Targa: the advantages of open-top driving in a cabriolet combined with the everyday comfort and safety of a coupé.

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