Porsche Premieres the New Porsche 911 Targa Series


Porsche finishes its sports car line in time for the summer of 2020. Following on from the Coupe and Cabriolet series, the car manufacturer premieres now the upcoming 911 generation of Targa, the 911 Targa 4, respectively, the 911 Targa 4S, promising to revive the initial Targa experience.

The outstanding feature of the Targa remains its fully automatic roof system, this time more innovative, but with the same famous lines. It will resemble the original Targa model from 1965, sporting a movable roof part above the front seats, a full roll hoop, and the wraparound rear window. Here is what we should expect from the newest Targa generation!

Distinguishing Design With a Modern Touch

The exterior of the 911 Targa series will flaunt some known elements of the 992 variant. But, compared to its predecessors, its body has more significant wheel housing at the front. Between its LED headlights, its hood has a fantastic recess reviving the first 911 generations’ concept. 

Its rear is now dominated by its broader, variably elongating rear spoiler and seamlessly chic, integrated light bar. The whole outer body of 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S is made from aluminum, except for the rear and front sections. 

The interior of the 911 Targa series resembles the 911 Carrera models and is defined by the straight edges and clear lines of its dashboard and its recessed instruments. A true inspiration, apparently, is the 911 models from the 1970s. Besides the central rev counter, two twin and frameless displays provide the information for the driver. The standard PCM details comprise online navigation based on Connect Plus with Apple Car Play and swarm data. 

Performance and Power

Similar to the 911 Carrera variants, both 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S, take power from the turbocharged three-liter six-cylinder boxer engines. Both everyday usability and performance benefit as a result. The engine of 911 Targa 4 reaches 283 kW at 6,500rpm, approximately 11 kW more than its predecessor. The maximum torque of 450Nm is distributed across a broad engine speed expanse of between 1,950 and 5,000rpm. 

911 Targa 4S, on the other hand, produces up to 331 kW and delivers 22kW more output than the previous generation. It also generates a maximum torque of 530Nm between 2,300 and 5,000rpm. 

The improved performance of the upcoming 911 Targa series fits perfectly with the further development of the front-axle drive. The differential unit and the clutch is water-cooled and has reinforced clutch discs for higher load capacity and better robustness. Both cars are expected to reach some of the highest expectations, especially because of their appearance. 

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