Porsche 911 Targa
The 911 Carrera was the successor to the original Porsche sports car, the 356, and by the 1965 model year it had made its way from Europe to North America. Since then, the 911 has become Porsche’s foundation vehicle and the benchmark among all sports cars.
For 2004, the Porsche 911 Carrera again is produced in Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa body styles.
Each of these 911 Carrera versions – one with a hardtop, one with a convertible top and one with a sliding glass roof that provides an open-air driving experience – is powered by Porsche’s 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed, 315-horsepower (SAE) six-cylinder “boxer” engine.
The Porsche 911 Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa offer front and rear seating and Porsche’s classic rear-engine vehicle architecture, which Prof. Ferdinand Porsche championed when he created the original Volkswagen. His son, Dr. Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, improved this basic platform when he launched his own sports car company and introduced the 356, which was powered by an air-cooled four-cylinder engine.
Porsche offers a choice of two transmissions on the 911 Carrera models: a precisely shifting standard six-speed manual and the optional Tiptronic S five-speed automatic transmission.
Source: Porsche press