2014 Porsche 911 Targa Launched In Europe

Porsche 911 Targa 2

Porsche is introducing two new models to the 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S. These models join the coupe and convertible in the product line-up and are the first to combine the classic Targa concept with cutting edge, innovative roof technology.

Exclusively fitted with an all-wheel drive system

Like its predecessor, the new generation Targa is launching onto the market in two variants exclusively with all-wheel drive. The Porsche 911 Targa 4 is equipped with a flat six 3.4-litre engine with 261 kW and will complete the 0-96 km/h run in 4.6 seconds. A top speed of 280 km/h can be reached when equipped with the optional PDK and Sport Chrono package, while the manual gearbox car can reach 282 km/h.

The top of the range Targa 4S is fitted with a 3.8-litre flat six engine with 298 kW and allows the car to sprint from 0-96 km/h in 4.2 seconds before hitting a maximum speed of 293 km/h with PDK and Sport Chrono kit and is increased to 295 km/h with the manual.

Fully automatic Targa roof

Maintaining its original 1965 design, the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa features the characteristic wide bar instead of the B pillars and a wrap-around rear window and a removable front roof section. The roof part can be easily opened and closed at the press of a button in 19 seconds – but only when the car is stationary. When not in position the automatic roof system stows the roof behind the rear seats.

Check out the roof mechanism of the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa in action:

High-quality 911 convenience and comfort features

The interior of the Targa models is completed by a standard sport seat system with electrically adjustable backrest angle and seat height. The models are additionally equipped with a manually-operated wind deflector mounted on the windshield frame, black fabric roof, Alcantara-lined Targa bar and airy curved rear screen, as well as top sound systems from Burmester and Bose and the Sound Package Plus with nine loud speakers as standard.

Deliveries of the models are scheduled to begin this summer, it is not yet clear whether these models will make their way to South Africa, however we will keep you updated on any developments.

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