2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4


2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4

World premiere of the 911 Targa: At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Porsche is presenting the latest generation of the extravagant 911 model to the public. This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept with state-of-the-art roof technology.

Just like the legendary original Targa model, the new model features the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar. But unlike the classic models, the roof segment on the new Targa can be opened and closed at the push of a button.

When the button is actuated, the fully automatic roof system stows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. The rear-weighted design of the PTM all-wheel drive fitted as standard is a typical Porsche feature, and guarantees that this latest 911 model also offers optimum driving dynamics on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4

With these features, the new 911 Targa is presenting itself as a high-quality, innovative remake of the classic vehicle from 1965. The model shares a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same. The combination of the wide rear end that is typical of all-wheel drive models, the Targa bar and the dome-shaped rear window gives the latest 911 an extremely sporty appearance and a low-slung profile.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4

Two model variants, exclusively with all-wheel drive
As with the predecessor model, the new Targa generation comes in two versions available exclusively with all-wheel drive. The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre, 350 hp (257 kW) flat engine. Equipped with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, this model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 282 km/h. Its NEDC fuel consumption figures are between 9.5 and 8.7 litres/100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions level of between 223 and 204 g/km.

The top model is the 911 Targa 4S, which delivers 400 hp (294 kW) from a displacement of 3.8 litres. This model reaches a top speed of 296 km/h and, with the PDK and Sport Chrono package fitted, accelerates in 4.4 seconds. Its fuel consumption fluctuates between 10.0 and 9.2 litres per 100 km, depending on transmission, which corresponds to a CO2 level of between 237 and 214 g/km. With these figures, the model is on a par with the high standard set by the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models in terms of engine and road performance, as well as efficiency. Both sportscars are certified for compliance with the Euro 6 emissions standard.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4

The new 911 Targa models will be launched onto the market in May 2014. In Germany, the 911 Targa costs EUR 109,338 and the 911 Targa S EUR 124,094, inclusive of VAT and country-specific equipment in each case.

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2014 NAIAS
built at Stuttgart, Germany
engine Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Electronic Direct Injection
displacement 3400 cc / 207.48 in³
bore 96.98 mm / 3.818 in
stroke 76.20 mm / 3.00 in
compression 12.5:1
power 294 kw / 350 bhp @ 7400 rpm
specific output 102.94 bhp per litre
torque 389.1 nm / 287 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
redline 7800
body / frame Unitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheels AWD
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 245/35 ZR 20
rear tires 295/30 ZR 20
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size 34 x 340 mm / 1.34 x 13.4 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size 28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.46 in
front track 1538 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1516 mm / 59.7 in
length 4491 mm / 176.8 in
width 1852 mm / 72.91 in
height 1303 mm / 51.3 in
transmission 7-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.55:1, 1.30:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1, 0.71:1
final drive 3.44:1