Hot Wheels: Porsche All New 911 Targa 4

What began with great promise in 1965 has now been carried on in captivating style with the new 911 Targa 4 models. With the renaissance of the iconic Targa bar comes innovative roof technology, an exceptional open-top driving feel, and outstanding comfort. The new 911 Targa 4 model is a sequel that is again taking place on the streets. It is tomorrow’s classic.

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Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). Available as an option for all new 911 Targa 4 models is the seven-speed PDK featuring manual and automatic modes. PDK facilitates extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power, while at the same time improving acceleration. Gears one to six have a sports ratio and top speed is reached in sixth gear. In seventh gear, the ratio is designed primarily to reduce fuel consumption. Thus, PDK combines sporty performance with efficiency and comfort – in typical Porsche style.

Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
is available as standard. Powerful, multifunctional, and yet easy to use, PCM is your control center for audio, navigation, and communication functions. The main feature is the intuitive seven-inch high-definition touch screen. Alternatively, you can choose to operate PCM using the rotary pushbutton controls or the buttons and thumbwheels on the optional multifunction steering wheel.

Direct Fuel Injection (DFI). DFI delivers fuel directly into the combustion chamber with millisecond precision. The spray and cone angles of the multi-hole injectors have been optimized for torque, power output, fuel consumption, emissions, and efficient combustion. Injection is regulated by the electronic engine management system and emissions are monitored by the Lambda sensors.

Exhaust System. The exhaust system of the 911 models has been redesigned – acoustics included. The stainless steel exhaust system comprises two distinctive and independent exhaust tracts. A selectable twin-tube sports exhaust system featuring distinctive polished stainless steel tailpipes is available as an option. Activated by a button, it produces an even more intensive sports car sound.

High Technology. A 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with a power output of 350 hp accelerates the new 911 Targa 4 from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. The new 911 Targa 4S is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with an output of 400 hp. When combined with the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), this model takes just 4.4 seconds (4.6 seconds with the manual transmission) to reach the 60 mph. Other distinguishing features include the wider body and broad rear tires. Some choose to regard the new 911 Targa 4 models as design objects. But their performance potential soon makes it clear that these are sculptures meant to be set in motion.

Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is in control of both curves and sport. Fitted as standard, PTM is an active all-wheel drive system with an electronically variable map-controlled multi-plate clutch, Automatic Brake Differential (ABD) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR). In conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), PTM helps to ensure the perfect distribution of drive power for optimum traction in most road scenarios, whether on long straights, through tight corners, or on surfaces with different friction coefficients.

Sleek Design. The new 911 Targa, offers both the distinctive individual style of the original Targa and the sporty performance that characterizes the seventh generation of the 911. Consequently, it now features an even flatter silhouette, crisp clean lines and an extended wheelbase for even greater stability. Above all else, a revolutionary roof concept which, rather than running counter to the evolved design idiom of the 911, creates a harmonious whole. The predominantly sporty interior design is successfully combined with a classic layout and high-quality equipment. There are no distractions, no gadgets; everything is focused on the driver and on driving. This is the only way of creating what you could call a sporty style – you could even say it’s the very art of sports car design. The result is a design which is purposely timeless and yet always current.


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