In December 2015, Porsche unveiled the Targa 4 and 4S that hit the market in 2016. The Targa model has always had a special place with Porsche, where it was first released as a “safety cabriolet” but the design was so welcomed and has never left the model line-up, it gained its style reputation through the defining roll bar. With the roof closed, the Targa represents it’s profile as a 911, with the roof-open, the Targa comes into it’s own iconic style. Overall, you get a unique feeling within the Targa of offering the driving style of a Coupé, but the experience of an open-top sports car.
The 911 Targa 4 comes available in the same engine choices as the Carrera, offering amazing diversity with it’s power – the 4S having the turbo-charged 420hp engine.
How to spot
- Signature centre column roll-bar in aluminium
- Fabric hood, glass rear screen
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Maximum Power: Targa 4: 370bhp Targa 4s: 420bhp @ 6,500rpm
Maximum Torque: Targa 4: 450Nm Targa 4s: 500 @1,700- 5,000rpm
Brakes: Front: 350mm callipers; rear: 330mm callipers
Suspension: Front: McPherson strut. Rear: Multi-link suspension.
Wheels & Tyres: Front: Targa 4: 8J x 19(ET 50) with 235/40 ZR19 tyres. Targa 4s: 8J x 20(ET 49) with 245/35 ZR20 tyres. Rear: Targa 4: 11.5 J X 19 (ET 56) with 295/35 ZR 19 tyres. Targa 4s: 11.5 J X 20 (ET 56) with 305/30 ZR 20 tyres.
Width: 1,852mm (inc mirrors 1,978mm)
Weight: Targa 4: 1,570kg / 1,590kg (PDK). Targa 4s: 1,580kg / 1,600kg (PDK).
Did you know?
The 911 Targa was originally designed as a “safety cabriolet” for the American market.