NAIAS 2014: The all-new Porsche 911 Targa is here

In both Targa 4 and Targa 4S variants
Jan 14, 2014


With the opening of the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Porsche has finally revealed two new additions to its 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S.

Just like the original 911 Targa of 1965, these modern interpretations feature the distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. Unlike the original, however, the roof segment of the all-new models can be opened and closed at the push of a button, with the fully automatic roof system stowing the top behind the rear seats.

Available exclusively as all-wheel drive models, the 911 Targa has a wider rear track and body and is equipped with the Porsche Traction Management system, which is found in all 911 all-wheel-drive models. According to Porsche, the combination of the wide body, the Targa bar and the wraparound rear window \"results in an extremely sporty and low-slung profile.\"

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A 3.4-liter flat-six engine that produces 350hp, powers the 911 Targa 4. Equipped with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission and Sport Chrono package, the car can accelerate from zero to 100kph in 4.6 seconds before it reaches its top speed of 280kph. The 911 Targa 4S, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six mill that puts out 400hp. With the optional PDK and Sport Chrono package, this variant can accelerate to 100kph in 4.2 seconds before hitting its top speed of 295kph.

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Both the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S are scheduled to go on sale later this year.



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