It was inevitable, really. Following the launch of the current-generation Porsche 911 in 2011 and the Turbo's debut in May 2013 followed by its convertible variants in September 2013, the next body style that the German carmaker will debut at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show next week is the 911 Targa.
Echoing the design of the original 911 Targa of 1965 (shown above), the new model features the distinctive Targa bar, a movable center roof section and a wraparound rear window "combined with innovative technical solutions that make it a true modern classic."
Other than the all-new 911 Targa, Porsche will also display for the first time the Cayenne Platinum Edition and the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition. Based on the standard Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel variants, the Platinum Editions offer many of the most-requested options as standard. The Platinum Edition models can be distinguished by its external Platinum Silver Metallic detail accents and exclusive Black/Luxor Beige interior.
A 3.6-liter V6 (300hp and 400Nm) powers the Cayenne Platinum Edition from zero to nearly 100kph in 7.4 seconds, while a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (240hp) propels the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition from rest to nearly 100kph in 7.2 seconds.
According to Porsche, both Cayenne Platinum Edition models "are now on sale at Porsche dealers."