Porsche 911 Targa 4

From Porsche press: The latest model series in the new generation of the 911 comes as before in two variants, as the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S. The “basic“ version is now powered by a 3.6-litre flat-six developing maximum output of 345 bhp (254 kW) and giving the car a top speed of 284 km/h or 176 mph. The power unit featured in the 911 Targa 4S displaces 3.8 litres, developing maximum output of 385 bhp (283 kW) and accelerating this outstanding sports car to a top speed of 297 km/h or 184 mph.

The visual highlight of the 911 Targa, as before, is the 1.54-square-metre glass roof made up of two segments, the elegant sliding roof at the front and the practical tailgate. When opened completely, the roof slides within seven seconds beneath the tailgate, offering an open space above the passenger compartment of 0.45 square metres. The sliding roof comes as standard with a new sunblind offering even greater privacy than before and, when closed, covering the entire area of the sliding roof and opening and closing electrically independently of the roof itself. The glass roof and the tailgate come in special anti-sunglare glass, protecting the occupants even in bright sunshine from UV radiation and excessive heat.

With the launch of the new Carrera, Porsche is introducing direct fuel injection also in the company’s range of sports cars. The advantages are an increase in engine power by up to 8.5 per cent, a reduction in fuel consumption by 11.2 per cent, and a decrease in CO2 emissions by 13.6 per cent, depending on the respective model and its features.

Gallery: Porsche 911 Targa 4