Porsche has finished off its hat-trick of new 911 releases today by releasing the details of two new Targa models, the Targa 4 and Targa 4S. This follows the release of both the regular coupe and open-top cabriolet models back in June, and the first models – dubbed model code 997.5 – will hit dealers in September. The Targa’s distinction, of course, is the 16.58 square-foot glass roof that splits in two sections to open an oversized sunroof. The “4” of course implies that both models use Porsche’s all-wheel drive system.
From there, the updates to the Targas are similar to those across the rest of the line. Two flat-six engines – a 345-hp 3.6-liter in the Targa 4 and a 385-hp 3.8-liter in the 4S – supply power and employ new direct-injection technology. The big transmission news is Porsche’s new dual-clutch gearbox for the two-pedal crowd, while added creature comforts fill the cabin. A base Targa 4 will start at $89,500, while a 4S starts just into six-figure land, at $100,100. They’ll arrive after the other new 911s, in October.
Source: Motive Mag