New Porsche 911 Targa is a modern classic with the coolest Targa top ever [videos]

Porsche 911 Targa 4 live in Detroit

New Porsche 911 Targa is here and we love it. We knew it is coming from spy shots and teasers, but we had no idea it would be technically so cool!

Paying homage to the original 911 Targa design from 1960s ,the new 911 Targa features a characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars aft of the doors, a movable roof section above the driver and passenger, and a wrap-around glass rear window.

What makes it especially cool is that the roof segment of the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button. The fully automatic system stows the roof top behind the rear seats and seeing it in action proves that Porsche is full of surprises.

Unlike the soft top of the Cabriolet, the Targa roof can be operated only while the vehicle is stationary and it takes around 19 seconds to open or close using the buttons in the centre console.

Surprisingly the new 911 Targa will be offered exclusively with four-wheel drive.

The Targa 4 is powered by a 345bhp 3.4-litre flat-six, and a Targa 4S comes with a 394bhp 3.8-litre engine. The Targa 4 with the optional PDK gearbox and Sport Chrono package, goes from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 175mph. The Targa 4S PDK does the the 0-62mph sprint in 4.4 seconds and hits a top speed of 185mph. Both models are 0.1 seconds quicker than similarly equipped 911 Cabriolet.

Both models are available to order now, with Targa 4 priced from £86,281 and Targa 4S priced from £96,316 with first deliveries scheduled for May.


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