2014 Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa (FAQ)
2014 Detroit Auto Show
What Is It?
2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S
What's New About This Model?
The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S are all-new variations on the standard 911 coupe. The Targa models feature a power-retractable roof section that stows away behind the rear seats. Unlike on the full convertible model, however, a fixed roll hoop remains in place behind the driver when the roof is retracted.
When Does It Go on Sale?
The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S are scheduled to hit dealers starting this summer.
How Much Does It Cost?
The all-wheel-drive Porsche 911 Targa 4 starts at $102,595, while the more powerful all-wheel-drive Targa 4S starts at $116,295.
What Kind of Engines and Transmissions Does It Have?
· Targa 4: 3.4-liter, flat six-cylinder, 350 horsepower, 287 pound-feet of torque
· Targa 4S: 3.8-liter, flat six-cylinder, 400 hp, 350 lb-ft of torque
· Seven-speed manual transmission standard, seven-speed dual clutch automatic optional
What Unique Features Does It Offer?
The Targa's defining feature is its removable roof section. It gives the Targa the feel of a convertible while retaining a solid roof structure. The retractable roof section goes from the top of the windshield to a roll hoop just behind the driver's head. When retracted, the roof section is pulled back and stored behind the rear seats.
Like the standard all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S coupes and cabriolets, the Targa models feature a wider body than the rear-wheel-drive 911 models.
Why a Targa Instead of a Convertible?
The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa is designed to bridge the gap between the 911 coupe and convertible. It delivers the all-weather solidity of a hardtop while still offering the open-air feeling of a convertible during warm weather. Coupled with the standard all-wheel-drive system, the Targa makes for a popular option in harsh weather climates, where the full convertible is seen as less than ideal.