The predecessor of the new Porsche 911 Targa was not really much to do with the origins of his epithet. Basically, it was more of a 911 panoramic sunroof that Porsche wanted to sell his disciples as an open air sports. The now in Detroit presented model is a real Targa finally.
Porsche is the new 911 Targa back on traditional virtues. The currently presented at the Auto Show in Detroit Convertible is based visually and functionally again on original model of 1965. The Stuttgart have the new missed a striking, shiny metallic rollbar. To avoid misunderstanding, the name Targa was visibly milled into the pretty sheet Henkel. Behind the temple is only used glass, as befits a decent Targa.
© Porsch Eder interior is Porsche-like quality Meanwhile, the Targa driver no longer needs as invest in the 60s during the opening of the convertible even hand, an electric motor takes away from the work and automatically moves the roof behind the rear seats. Fortunately, not remain as still the roof bars are the predecessors. Porsche delivers what it promises with the Targa - Convertible Feeling.
The base of the Targa form the wheel Models Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 S, of which the open-air branch next to the drive technology also handles the wide transom with the continuous light band. The engines are the same: In the weaker version Targa 4 a 3.4 - liter boxer engine is a 3.8 - liter boxer working with 257 kW / 350 hp, the Targa 4 S with 294 kW / 400 hp. Power Transmission can choose between a manual seven-speed gearbox and a dual clutch transmission with the same switching stage number. The latter reduces the consumption of the entry-level model from 9.5 to 8.7 liters. The more powerful version requires 10 or 9.2 liters.
[ wp_ad_camp_1 ] Who has at least 109 338 euros for the Targa 4 in the account, can look forward to the beginning of May, then that starts the sale. The Targa 4 S costs a minimum of 124,094 euros. Thus the two new variants are almost 1,000 euros cheaper than the corresponding four-wheel versions of the 911 convertibles. A tip for bargain hunters: the completely open Elfer RWD has been around from 103 150 euros.
Originally, the first Targa was only a temporary solution, because a full convertible would have received on the important US market for safety reasons no registration. In addition to the improved rollover protection the Targa concept but also had advantages in weight and driving dynamics, there could be dispensed with in normal convertibles necessary, comprehensive strengthening of the body, without the torsional stiffness suffered. Despite the high surcharge, the model was a success, Porsche had to protect the term " Targa " and offered corresponding models even after the introduction of full - convertibles in 1983 continue to . The Porsche 911 Targa - a wonderful stopgap.