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NAIAS 2014: Porsche introduces the new 911 Targa

NAIAS 2014: Porsche introduces the new 911 Targa image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Porsche | posted January 15, 2014 09:44

Classic concept merged with modern innovation

Porsche introduced two new 911 models at the 2014 North American International Auto Show: the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S. According to Porsche the 911 Targa 4 and 4S are the first models to combine classic Targa concept with the newly developed roof technology.

Porsche 911 Targa rear

Like the original 1965 911 Targa, the new models feature the Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section and a wraparound rear window. Unlike the classic 911 Targa, however, the roof segment on the new 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S can be opened and closed at a push of a button. The fully automatic roof system rests behind the rear seats.

Both new 911 Targa models come as AWD versions featuring a wider rear track and body. It also has Porsche Traction Management (PTM) found in all 911 all-wheel-drive models. Porsche says the new 911 Targa models’ wide body, the exclusive Targa bar, and the wraparound rear window result to an extremely sporty profile.

 

Porsche 911 Targa interior

Power is generated for the 911 Targa 4 by a horizontally opposed 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine with 350 horsepower. On the other hand, the 911 Targa 4S delivers 400 horsepower from its 3.8-liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine. Both can be equipped with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package.