Porsche performs speedy generation change with 911 Targa

Porsche is to launch the new 911 Targa this autumn – the fastest ever generation change in the 911 model.

Car lovers will be salivating at the prospect of taking a look at the two new additions to the 911 line-up; the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S.

The Targa 4 version is powered by a 3.6-litre flat-six engine which gives the car a top speed of 176 mph. Not fast enough? The Targa 4S sports car can accelerate to a top speed of 185 mph.

Both models will retain the distinctive 1.54-square metre glass roof made up of two segments; the elegant sliding roof above the occupants and the versatile top-hinged tailgate. But now there is also a new electrically-controlled sun-blind, which promises to offer increased shading.

On a more practical note, the 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S remain exclusively available with four-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is now provided via electronically-controlled Porsche Traction Management which will replace the viscous multiple-plate clutch arrangement fitted previously.

Available at the end of October, prices for the Targa 4 Coupe 3.6-litre start at £72,980, while the Targa 4S Coupe 3.8-litre is priced from £80,270.

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