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Porsche Drops the Top Off the 911 Again, Reveals 992 Targa 4 and Targa 4S

19 seconds. This is how much it takes to open or close the roof on the Targa version of the 911 (992). Revealed online on Monday, May 18, the model becomes the third in the line of new 911s.
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Not long after the introduction of the coupe and cabriolet versions of the 911 (992), the Targa is here to join the lineup. Design-wise, it shares the changes recently made to the 911 family, but also adds throwbacks to the original Targa from 1965, including a movable roof section, wide roll hoop, and a wraparound rear window.

Both the 4 and the 4S of the Targa are powered by the same twin turbocharged 3.0-liter six cylinder engine, linked to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and the Porsche all-wheel-drive system. In both cases, there’s a bit more power squeezed out of the powerplant than ever before.

In the case of the Targa 4, the power output has been rated at 385 ps and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, which is 15 ps more than before. When fitted with the optional Sport Chrono package, the car is capable of a 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) sprint in 4.2 seconds, a bit faster than what it was capable of before, while topping at 289 kph (180 mph).

The 4S is even more powerful in the same configuration. The same engine produces 30 ps more than before, for a total of 450, coupled with 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. The 0-100 kph (62 mph) acceleration time has been measured at 3,6 seconds, also quicker than before, and top speed at 304 kph (189 mph).

The 4S can be had with a brand new seven-speed manual transmission as well, the one announced recently for the 911 Carrera, in which case the Sport Chrono package is included.

The story of the new Targa line is not over, as Porsche still has an ace up its sleeve: in about one month’s time, a special edition of the car should be revealed, adding even more flavor to the range.

Prices and market availability for the new models have not yet been announced.



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