2014 Porsche 911 Targa

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

This is the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa, which has landed at 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It looks like a 911 Targa, which is a change from the sliding glass roof models that have been badged as targas for the last couple of decades.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

Based on the current 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, the new Targa 4 and more powerful Targa 4S share the same basic platform mechanicals, powertrains and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive systems as their also-wide-body 911 Coupe/Cabriolet counterparts. Motivation for the 911 Targa 4 is provided by a 350-horsepower/3.4-liter flat-6, while the Targa 4S gets its kicks from a 400-horse/3.8-liter alternative.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

2014 Porsche 911 Targa

Either can be backed by a standard 7-speed manual transmission or available 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. Porsche says the Targa 4 with the PDK and optional Sport Chrono Package can streak to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reach a speed of 174 mph, while a similarly outfitted Targa 4S can hit that benchmark acceleration number in 4.2 ticks and top out at 183 mph – or 184 with the manual shifter.

2014 Porsche 911 Targa interior

2014 Porsche 911 Targa interior

The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4 will start at $102,595, while the 2014 911 Targa 4S starts at $117,195, including the$995 destination fee. The 911 Targa 4 and 4S both cost a couple hundred dollars less than a comparable Carrera 4 model…

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