Retro Cool – 911 Targa promises to be a hit

 

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Photos and story by Emily Atkins, Provinz EditorIMG_0334WR

(from Provinz February 2014 page 26)

 

The reborn Porsche 911 Targa stole the show at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Those expecting a re-hash of recent editions’ sliding glass roof were surprised by the return of the “hoop”.

This Targa is a soft-top mechanical wonder that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. Watching the roof mechanism in action seemed to be the favourite activity of a majority of the car writers in attendance at the show’s media preview days. Luckily, Provinz was at the show and captured these still shots of the Targa 4 and Targa 4S.

When this car arrives in Canadian showrooms later this year, do not miss the chance to get a closer look.

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911 Targa at a glance:IMG_0420WR

Both versions of the new Targa generation are based on the current model range of the 911 Carrera family.

The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.4-litre flat engine offering an output of 350hp; the S model features a 3.8-litre flat engine with an output of 400hp.

Depending on the model and options, the Targa can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 to 5.2 seconds, while its fuel consumption ranges between 10.0 and 8.7 litres/100 km.

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