1996 Porsche 911 Targa


1996 Porsche 911 Targa

In 1996 Porsche expanded their 911 range by offering a new take on the classic Targa. This time production of the sliding roof was entrusted to Webasto who developed the unit from Porsche’s own concept. The unit was completely manufactured by Webasto for later installation at the Porsche factory. The system used two large pieces of glass with the rear unit being sealed to the body. The forward piece was was fastened to three motors which automatically retracted it below the rear piece. Inside an electric sunshade could be deployed. From the side, the Targa has a distinct roofline and quarter-window treatment. Many were fitted with special 17-inch, five-spoke, split-rim wheels.

1996 Porsche 911 Targa 1996 Porsche 911 Targa

 

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atStuttgart, Germany
body stylistTony Hatter
engineersFritz Bezner
price $$ 70,750
engineM64 Flat-6
positionRear, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement3600 cc / 219.7 in³
bore100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke76.4 mm / 3.01 in
power202.8 kw / 272 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output75.56 bhp per litre
torque329.5 nm / 243 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline6700
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Plastic Bumpers
driven wheelsRWD w/ABD
wheel type5-Spoke Split Rim
front tires205/50ZR17
rear tires255/40ZR17
front brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size32 x 305 mm / 1.26 x 12.01 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size24 x 300 mm / 0.94 x 11.81 in
front wheelsF 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar
r suspensionMulti-Link A-Arms w/Coil-Over Dampers, Stabilizer Bar
transmissionType 950 6-Speed Manual
tran clutchSingle-Disc
gear ratios3.82:1, 2.05:1, 1.41:1, 1.12:1, 0.92:1, 0.78:1
final drive3.44:1
fuel capacity73.43 litres or 19.4 gal.