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The third body variant of the new 911 generation has made its debut with the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models.

18 May 2020 | International News : Germany



The third body variant of the new 911 generation has made its debut with the all-wheel drive 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.

The roof of the Targa models can be opened and closed in just 19 seconds
Powered by a six-cylinder, 3.0-litre boxer engine with twin turbochargers, the 911 Targa 4 now delivers 380bhp and 450Nm of torque. When paired with the optional Sport Chrono package the 911 Targa 4 accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds - one tenth of a second faster than before.

The engine in the 911 Targa 4S meanwhile, boasts a 444bhp output and a peak torque of 530Nm. This allows the 911 Targa 4S to reach the 100 km/h mark in just 3.6 seconds under the same conditions - four tenths a second faster than its predecessor. The top speed of the 911 Targa 4 is 289km/h, while the 4S peaks at 304km/h.

Both sports cars are fitted with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive. Porsche Traction Management also comes 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 911 Targa 4 gets 19-inch wheels on the front and 20-inch wheels on the rear axle
The 911 Targa 4 rides on 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle and 295/35 ZR tyres on 20-inch wheels on the rear axle. As standard, the 4S model is fitted with 245/35 ZR tyres on its 20-inch front wheels and 305/30 ZR tyres on its 21-inch rears.

On the Targa 4, deceleration is taken care of on both axles by 330mm brake discs with black four-piston monobloc fixed calipers. The red-painted brake calipers on the Targa 4S have six pistons at the front axle and four at the rear while its discs measure 350mm at the front and rear. The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake can be ordered as an option.

The interior of the Targa models echoes the 911 Carrera models and is characterised by the clear and straight lines of its dashboard and recessed instruments. Alongside the central rev counter, two thin frameless displays extend the information provided to the driver.

The interior of the Targa models follow those of the Carreras, with a central rev counter and two thin frameless displays
A compact switch unit with five buttons located below the 10.9-inch centre screen of the Porsche Communication Management meanwhile provides direct access to important vehicle functions. The standard PCM features include online navigation based on swarm data as well as Connect Plus with Apple CarPlay for smartphone integration.

New technology has also been integrated to extend the range of features for both 911 models. For the first time, Porsche InnoDrive, which includes adaptive cruise control, is available. Thanks to the enhanced Smartlift function, the ground clearance of both cars can also be raised for everyday use.

The list of options is supplemented by an extensive range from Porsche Tequipment and new personalisation options from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.

Porsche will further extend the combination of traditional style elements, timeless design and cutting-edge technology in a special edition of the 911 Targa, which will make its debut in June.
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