The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 4S were revealed at the Detroit auto show. Targa Florio is Italy’s second most celebrated road race, which Porsche dominated in the 1960s. At the 1965 Frankfurt motor show, it bore the name Targa ostensibly as a tribute to the company’s Targa Floro victories. Now with more style and very elegant look, the 2014 model brings the taste of those times.
Unlike the early car’s roof which was purely manual in operation, today’s Targa is a completely automated transformation. The modern version’s roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button in just 19 seconds. Pretty amazing you must admit! More precisely, the push button operates two moving parts – the top and the wraparound rear glass.
Porsche’s engineers have split the roof into two movable components. The largest piece is the rear glass and its surrounding deck lid, and the other part is the Targa panel, which is a two-section magnesium roof bow covered in a fabric hood. The rear glass is unique and is a twin-thin-layer design that sandwiches a heating film from damp or cold mornings. Targa only comes in four-wheel drive format but it offers two forms – the Targa 4 and Targa 4S. The Tagra 4 is powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six that produces 350 horspower at 7400 rpm and 287 lb-ft of torque at 5600 rpm. The Targa 4S boasts a larger, more potent 3.8-liter flat-six with 400 horsepower at 7600 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 5600 rpm. Either can be fitted with seven-speed manual or PDK twin-clutch auto gearboxes.
Luxury materials and premium design characterize the cabin. It features heated/ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, a high-end Burmester sound system, a Bose premium sound system and LED headlights.