It’s been about 30 months since the Porsche unveiled the new generation of 911 model with codename “991” at the Frankfurt Motor Show. After the standard Carrera and Carrera S was followed by 4 and 4S with drive to all four wheels, then the mighty Turbo and Turbo S and GT3 at the end for all those who want to drive car on the track. At this year’s International Motor Show in Detroit, the German carmaker was presented to the audience the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa which offer one of the most extended version of this modern classic. Porsche produced the 911 since 1966 under the Targa Florio label, the goal was simple and easy – off the top of the roof in the style of the so-called “T – Top”. During the early years, this roof, which smoothly took off and placed, was made from plastic to glass version with added starting in 1958. With the model 2014 Porsche 911 Targa wants to return to the old paths of glory, but with modern technology.
2014 Porsche 911 Targa redesign
New 2014 Targa is the first car where the owner will not have to manually removable roof, but pressing the button after 19 seconds the two parts of the roof will be gone over your head and be positioned behind the driver. Although this system in most cars can be used while the car is moving, in the case of 2014 Porsche 911 Targa car will have to be parked. The roof is made of the same material as for a convertible, but with a better insulation and with higher quality.
2014 Porsche 911 Targa engine
When it goes on sale, 2014 Porsche 911 Targa will be available only in the 4S version, which means you will be driven to all four wheels, a customer will be able to choose between two engines. The offer starts with the famous 3.4L I6 engine, which develops 350 hp and 389 Nm of torque, and for the extra money in offer is a 3.8L I6 engine with 400 hp and 440 Nm of torque. Both models will have a choice of two transmissions, manual and PDK automatic with seven speeds. Porsche says that the weaker of the two engine speeds up to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 278 km / h while the more powerful model faster by 0.4 seconds.
2014 Porsche 911 Targa price and release date
As expected from a car with a Porsche label, list of standard and optional equipment is long, but such a pleasure costs. The starting price of the model 2014 Porsche 911 Targa in the USA amounted to 102,600 dollars (about 75,400 euros) or more than $ 10,000 (about 7,400 euros ) more in comparison with the coupe, but for 1,285 dollars (about 950 euros) cheaper than a convertible. The first samples will begin arriving in showrooms this summer, first in the domestic market and later in the rest of the world.