Porsche has just pulled back the sheets in a Jan. 13 press release on a model that has long since been absent in their lineup: the 911 Targa.
This is the first time Porsche has combined the classic Targa style with new state-of-the-art roof technology. Instead of having to remove the roof manually, the roof segment can be stowed behind the rear seats with just the push of a button. Never before has the classic styling of the Targa been so modern and accessible.
The Porsche 911 Targa will be available in two different variants, both featuring an all-wheel drive system. The first is the 911 Targa 4, which is powered by a 3.4-liter engine that produces 350 hp. Expect to accomplish a 0-60 sprint in 4.8 seconds and top off at 175 mph in the Targa 4.
At the top of the range is the Porsche 911 Targa 4S, which is powered by a 3.8-liter engine. The upgraded engine allows this car to produce 400 hp and achieve a top speed of 183 mph and a 0-60 sprint in just 4.4 seconds. The figures for both of these cars were recorded with vehicles equipped with both the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Sport Chrono package.
Porsche expects to launch the Targa in May 2014. And, as stated in the press release, German prices are set at EUR 109,338 (~$150,000 USD) for the 911 Targa 4 and EUR 124,094 (~$170,000 USD) for the 911 Targa 4S.