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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

type Series Production Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
body stylist Tony Hatter
engineers Fritz Bezner
price $ $ 70,750
engine M64 Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 3600 cc / 219.7 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 76.4 mm / 3.01 in
power 202.8 kw / 272 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output 75.56 bhp per litre
torque 329.5 nm / 243 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 6700
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Plastic Bumpers
driven wheels RWD w/ABD
wheel type 5-Spoke Split Rim
front tires 205/50ZR17
rear tires 255/40ZR17
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size 32 x 305 mm / 1.26 x 12.01 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size 24 x 300 mm / 0.94 x 11.81 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17 x 7 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar
r suspension Multi-Link A-Arms w/Coil-Over Dampers, Stabilizer Bar
transmission Type 950 6-Speed Manual
tran clutch Single-Disc
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.05:1, 1.41:1, 1.12:1, 0.92:1, 0.78:1
final drive 3.44:1
fuel capacity 73.43 litres or 19.4 gal.