The World Premiere of the Porsche 911 Targa
Summer is here and it comes with a special surprise this year from Porsche. Porsche recently announced the release of the Porsche 911 Targa! The 911 Targa is the third and final body variant of the new generation of the 911 to be released after the Coupe and Cabriolet. Porsche officially released the 911 Targa in May via the Porsche web TV channel, 9:11 Magazine. Ever since then we have been pining for more information and pictures here at Porsche Englewood. We have compiled all the information we have at this time about the new 911 Targa and compiled it here. Continue reading to learn about the next generation of the Porsche 911 Targa!
Iconic Exterior Design
The Porsche 911 Targa first hit the US market in 1965 with its distinguishing, iconic roof and wide roll hoop. Fast forward to 2020 and the distinguishing feature of the new Targa remains its innovative, fully automatic roof system. The 2020 911 Targa’s roof features a characteristic wide roll hoop, a movable roof section, and a wraparound rear window. The roof can be comfortably opened and closed in just 19 seconds. In 1965, the Targa was marketed as a safer convertible with an anti-roll bar. Today, it’s marketed as “open-top driving in a cabriolet combined with the everyday comfort and safety of a coupe.”
The roof of the Targa is not the only exterior feature that has changed for this generation. The new Targa features very similar design elements as the rest of the 992 model generation like more pronounced front wheel housings, a wider spoiler, integrated rear light bar, and more defined body lines. One different feature of the 911 Targa, is the entire outer body is made from aluminum with the exception of the front and rear. Also, the bonnet features a distinctive recess, reminiscent of the first 911 generations. The new 911 Targa might look dramatically different than it did in 1965, but this model is still just as iconic as it ever was.
Interior Design & Technology Upgrades
The interior of the 911 Targa follows the design characteristics of the rest of the 992 model lineup just like the exterior. You will find clean, straight lines along the dashboard with recessed instruments. Porsche purists can breathe a sigh of relief when they find out the rev counter remains in the center of the instrument cluster. The infotainment center features standard Porsche Communication Management and it is housed in 10.9-inch screen. Directly under this screen you’ll find a a compact switch unit with five buttons for direct access to important vehicle functions. The standard PCM features include online navigation and Connect Plus with Apple Car Play®.
First-Ever Performance Upgrades
The Porsche 911 Targa will be released in 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models. Both variants come with an increase from a turbocharged 3.0L, 6-cylinder boxer engine. The 911 Targa 4 produces around 380 horsepower, while the 911 Targa 4S produces around 443 horsepower. This level of output is more than all of the 911 Targa’s predecessors. Both variants come standards with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and intelligent all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) and Porsche Wet Mode. The 911 Targa 4S can alternatively be ordered with a newly developed seven-speed manual transmission if the Sport Chrono package is included. The additional performance features on the 911 Targa are more expansive than they have ever been. For the first time ever, Porsche InnoDrive is available including adaptive cruise control. Also new, enhanced Smartlift function can be programmed to adjust your 911’s ground clearance for everyday use. The new generation of the 911 Targa features the most advanced performance in its history by far.
Get the New 911 Targa at Porsche Englewood
With the release of the new 911 Targa as the final body variant of the the 992 generation, we are beyond excited. We’ve done our research and we understand the new generation of the new Porsche 911 and we cannot wait to show it to you. We may have to wait a few more months for the 911 Targa, but we currently have the new 2020 Porsche 911 in stock! Browse our new 2020 inventory, pre-owned inventory, and certified pre-owned inventory online or contact us at (201) 227-6500 to find your new vehicle today. Our Porsche Englewood team proudly serves the regions of Englewood, Northern New Jersey, Bronx, Queens, and more. We look forward to helping you find your next Porsche vehicle!