Porsche unveiled the 2014 911 Targa today in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show and to say that the functionality of the top was a stunner would be an understatement (see how the Porsche 911 Targa operates here).
Functionality of the top aside, the new Targa will be available as a 4 and 4S variation. Just like the legendary original 911 Targa of 1965, the new models feature the distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. But unlike the classic 911 Targa, the roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button. The fully automatic roof system stows the Targa top behind the rear seats.
2014 Porsche 911 Targa Performance
Both 911 Targa models are available exclusively in AWD version, featuring the wider rear track and body, and the same Porsche Traction Management (PTM), found in all 911 all-wheel-drive models. We've heard some complaining the top is too complex and adds too much weight. However, it appears that Porsche has compensated for this as performance of the Targa is on par with the Coupe and slightly better than the Cabriolet.
The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a horizontally opposed 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine with 350 hp. Equipped with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, the 911 Targa 4 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and is capable of a top track speed of 174 mph (175 mph with the manual transmission). The 911 Targa 4S delivers 400 hp from its 3.8-liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine, and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds when equipped with optional PDK and Sport Chrono package (just .1 seconds shy of the Coupe's sprint time). The 911 Targa 4S is capable of reaching a top track speed of 183 mph when equipped with a manual transmission and 182 mph with PDK.
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Porsche 911 Targa Price In The U.S.
The 911 Targa 4 will have an MSRP of $101,600 while the 911 Targa 4S model will have an MSRP of $116,200. Both cars also have a destination charge of $995. Deliveries of the 911 Targa in the U.S. are scheduled to begin this summer.
Canadian Pricing For The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa
The new Targa models will arrive in Canada this summer with pricing starting at $115,900 for the Targa 4, and $132,600 for the Targa 4S.
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