-992 generation पोर्श Targa model
-It can be had with Porsche’s legendary six-cylinder boxer engine paired either to an AT or an MT
The next-generation पोर्श 911 Targa range has been unveiled in a virtual ceremony. It’s the return of Porsche's unique roof design for its iconic 911 sports car and is being offered in the form of the 911 Targa and 911 Targa 4S.
The Targa design, unique to Porsche, make use folding roof with a silver-coloured rollover bar that gives the car its unique appearance. The design was originally put in place for approval of Porsche’s convertible models for the American NHSTA in 1967. The Targa shape has carried on in the same design but with advanced technologies for over 52 years now.
The Targa range comprises the Targa 4 and Targa 4S of which the latter can be had with Porsche’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or with a seven-speed manual at no extra cost. Powering the Targa is a six-cylinder twin-turbo 3.0-litre boxer engine producing 380bhp/450Nm and with a 0-100kmph time of 4.2 seconds. The more powerful Targa 4S gets the 3.0-litre Boxer in the 444bhp/530Nm and with a 0-100kmph time of 3.8 seconds. The seven-speed manual transmission powered version has the same output as PDK 4S but with a 0-100kmph time of 4.4 seconds. Rear-axle steering is available as an option on the Targa 4S and depending on road speed, the system steers the rear wheels by up to two degrees either opposite to or in the same direction as the steering angle on the front axle.
Targa moniker apart, it is a 992 generation 911 and so gets all of Porsche’s latest design highlights like the heavily flared wheel arches, full LED headlamps and tail lamps. The two-seat cabin is standard Porsche fare with leather upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls and of course the Targa roof that folds up/down in just 19 seconds. Given that the whole rear glass folds out behind the car during roof operations, there’s a system in place to detect obstacles within a 50cm radius and will prevent the opening or closing if it is not clear to do so.
Porsche has not announced a launch date for the 911 Targa range but we expect it to be later this year with a possible India launch in early 2021.