After the Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 911 Turbo S, the latest 992-generation Porsche 911 Targa pas unveiled in May. The third model trim in the new-generation Porsche 911 family brings the iconic design of a Porsche Targa and blends it with the improved performance of the latest 911.
The first Targa was introduced in 1965 and has since developed a loyal following of enthusiasts that appreciate the unique features of this special 911. The new Porsche 911 Targa uses the same unique roof structure found in the previous model and thus offers the perfect combination of coupe performance and drop-top drivability.
The removable top covers the front seats and can be removed or put back into place in just 19 seconds. The motion that accompanies the movement of the roof is as impressive and awe-inspiring as the previous model and is truly one of the most beautiful convertible roof movements in the industry.
The new Porsche 911 Targa is offered in Targa 4 and Targa 4S versions with either an eight-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox or a 7-speed manual transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on either model along with Porsche Traction Management for optimal grip and stability in every situation. All Targa models also come with Porsche’s variable damping system (Porsche Active Suspension Management) that modifies in real-time the rigidity of the suspension to ensure the perfect ratio of comfort and handling in any situation.
A twin-turbocharged boxer 6-cylinder engine delivers 379 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque in the Targa 4 and 443 horsepower with 390 pound-feet of torque in the Targa 4S. The latter reaches 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, making it the fastest Targa in history.
The redesigned 911 Targa is not only fast, it’s also more efficient than ever with an average fuel economy rating of less than 10.0 litres per 100 kilometres. It’s a testament to the incredible efficiency of the engine and its ability to deliver power in the most direct, effortless way possible.
The Porsche 911 Targa is already a standout model, but earlier this month Porsche unveiled an even more distinctive version of the Targa, the Heritage Edition. One of four commemorative models, the Heritage Edition brings back the two-tone Bordeaux Red and Beige interior along with distinctive exterior graphics that pay tribute to the Porsches of the 1960s.
The 911 Targa has evolved from “a safety cabriolet with anti-roll bar” as described in 1965 to perhaps the most recognizable model in the 911 family. This new 992 Porsche 911 Targa improves on the performance of the previous model without sacrificing the characteristics that make the 911 Targa so different and unique.
Date Posted: June 9, 2020