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Porsche 911 Targa, on an air of nostalgia

As a ballet, perfectly oiled. After the coupe and the convertible launched last year, it is the turn of the variant Targa of the eighth iteration of the 911 to point the tip of his hood. The style is marked by the LED lens, the ribbed hood and the wide band light rear identifies it at first glance as a member of the type 992. This vehicle, which takes its name from the famous race of the sicilian Targa Florio, which was won several times by the German firm, occupies a special place within the brotherhood of porschistes.

The Targa 4 is available with engines of 385 and 450 hp. Porsche

Some fans of the 911 swear by this formula that offers the charm of open-air driving while providing some discretion. This does not allow the convertible that exposes its occupants to all eyes. The new Targa stays true to the arch wire than its predecessor has risen in 2014 and that was a style element of the first model in 1965.

technical Achievement

The 992 Targa retains the kinematics of the roof, which has represented a genuine technical feat and nearly seven years of development, as well as the glass rear window is very curved. The engineers have however managed to win a second (19 seconds) to perform the operation of thinning out the leaves that always makes a sensation in the street. Pressure uninterrupted on the remote control or a switch installed on the center console, the power rear compound the rear window and a portion of the engine cover lifts up and rocks back and forth, up more than 20 centimetres from the tip of the stern. At the same time, the canvas roof out of its slot and lay it flat on a large area located at the base of the rear seats.

Delivered office with the all-wheel drive, the Targa is powered by the latest flat-six 3-liter biturbo available in version S 385 or 4S 450 hp. Of series, the Targa features the double clutch PDK 8-speed, but the client can request a manual transmission to 7 reports, as a free option.


regardless of the version, the Targa is no exception to the supermalus ecological (from 223 g/km of CO2 for the Targa 4 PDK). The standard specification also includes the instrument panel with digital screens are fully customizable, the active suspension PASM, as well as the mode rain, which detects humidity using sensors in the wheels and which adapts the organs of the vehicle accordingly.

The first deliveries are scheduled for this summer. The rate starts at 130 655 € for the Targa 4. The 4S is demanding a surcharge of 15 600 euros.

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A beautiful car ! How to share these jewels of technology and know-how, with those who will never be able to afford them ? A free exhibition open to all ? .... Excellence is sharing ...

efbele 20/05/2020 at 07:41

The car is a religion of the 20th century.

Sunshine surfeurle 20/05/2020 at 06:27

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In the more ca all of these porshes end up in a pile of feraille unsaleable in opportunity. It misére...

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