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    • Official - The Porsche 911 Targa is back - 2014 991 Targa 4 / 4S Pictures, Press Release, MSRP, and Specifications

      Ah the Porsche 911 Targa. Beautiful isn't it? Porsche has made some changes with the 991 generation 911 Targa and in the opinion of PorscheBoost they are for the better. The 997 featured a sliding glass top that still left the roof pillars in place which did not give true open roof freedom. The 991 design changes that element by removing the roof portion entirely as a true Targa should. The result is open air motoring similar to a convertible but with less wind noise and greater structural rigidity.

      The roof opens at the push of a button in a very seamless fashion as the video below shows. The Targa is available only in all wheel drive for whatever reason. The Targa 4 starts at $101,600 and the Targa 4S starts at $116,200. The engines mirror the choices available in the Carrera and Carrera S with a 3.4 liter 350 horsepower motor for the Targa 4 and a 3.8 liter 400 horsepower motor in the Targa 4S.

      Press release, video, and pictures below.




























      The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa

      The world premiere of a modern classic

      Atlanta. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is introducing two new models to the 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S. These models are the first to combine the classic Targa concept with cutting edge, innovative roof technology. 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.

      Both 911 Targa models exclusively come 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. It is an active all-wheel-drive system that helps to ensure the optimal distribution of drive power for optimum traction in most road scenarios, whether on long straights, through tight corners, or on surfaces with different friction coefficients. The combination of the wide body, the Targa bar, and the wraparound rear window results in an extremely sporty and low-slung profile.

      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. 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.

      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.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Official - The Porsche 911 Targa is back - 2014 991 Targa 4 / 4S Pictures, Press Release, MSRP, and Specifications started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. Nugs's Avatar
        Nugs -
        Looks kinda awkward, I've never liked 911 targas.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I hated the 997 design, it just looked plain stupid to me:

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        This I really like though:

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      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I love it. Someone somewhere said there might be a Turbo version...I would be beside myself if that happened. Love that they used the Calatrava Museum in Milwaukee...wish I had known that was happening...I would have gone down there to sneak a peak Click here to enlarge
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Really like the retro look. The Targas are classic.



        Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I love it. Someone somewhere said there might be a Turbo version...I would be beside myself if that happened. Love that they used the Calatrava Museum in Milwaukee...wish I had known that was happening...I would have gone down there to sneak a peak Click here to enlarge
        A turbo version would be awesome!

        I think it would look better if the pillar in back was blacked out.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Really like the retro look. The Targas are classic.



        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...V13AIa07-1.jpg
        Well that explains why they kept it silver. Retro throwback right there.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        A turbo version would be awesome!

        I think it would look better if the pillar in back was blacked out.
        A turbo version would be most agreeable...I would do dirty things to and with it.