Porsche is introducing the 911 Targa 4 and 4S in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show after several pictures emerged onto the web several hours ago.
Returning to the original 1965 design, Porsche's new 911 Targa comes with a wraparound rear window and a removable front roof section. The roof part can be easily opened and closed in 19 seconds by simply pushing a button but only when the car is stationary and when not in position the Targa top is stowed behind the rear seats.
Interestingly, Porsche will be offering the 911 Targa only with an all-wheel drive arrangement so customers will have the possibility of opting for either the 911 Targa 4 or the hotter Targa 4S version. The former is powered by a 6-cylinder 3.4-liter engine with 350 bhp (261 kW) and will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h) when equipped with the optional PDK and Sport Chrono package. Opt for the manual gearbox and the top speed is increased to 175 mph (282 km/h).
The more potent Targa 4S makes use of a 3.8-liter 6-cylinder with 400 bhp (298 kW) which rockets the car to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds prior to hitting a maximum speed of 182 mph (293 km/h) with PDK and Sport Chrono kit or 183 mph (295 km/h) with the manual.
Scheduled to go on sale this summer, the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 kicks off at 101,600 USD whereas the 4S version begins at 116,200 USD.