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Auckland. The introduction of the new generation 911 continues with Porsche announcing details of the new all-wheel drive Targa 4 and Targa 4S models, just a few weeks after the Carrera 4 all-wheel drive models were announced.
The latest model series in the new generation of the 911 comes in two variants; the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S. The Targa 4 is now powered by a 3.6-litre flat-six developing a maximum output of 345 bhp (254 kW), while the 911 Targa 4S features a 3.8 litre engine developing a maximum output of 385 bhp (283 kW).
The visual highlight of the 911 Targa is the 1.54-square-metre glass roof made up of two segments, the elegant sliding roof at the front and the versatile tailgate. When opened completely, the glass roof slides beneath the tailgate, offering an open space above the passenger compartment of 0.45 square metres. The sliding roof comes as standard with a new sunblind offering even greater privacy than before and, when closed, covers the entire area of the sliding roof independently of the roof itself. The glass roof and the tailgate come in special anti-sunglare glass, protecting the occupants even in bright sunshine from UV radiation and excessive heat.
With the launch of all the new 911 models, Porsche is introducing direct fuel injection for the first time in its sports cars. The advantages are an increase in engine power of up to 8.5 per cent, a reduction in fuel consumption by 11.2 per cent, and a decrease in CO2 emissions by 13.6 per cent, depending on the respective model and its features.
The new all-wheel drive sports cars come with manual transmission featuring six forward gears. As an alternative the new models are available with Porsche’s new Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox replacing the former Tiptronic S automatic transmission. PDK offers faster gear shifts and is more fuel efficient than the manual. PDK has seven forward gears with shifts performed electro-hydraulically without the slightest interruption in traction and pulling force.
Yet another change in technology comes on the car’s all-wheel drive: In the new generation of Targa models, electronically controlled Porsche Traction Management (PTM) replaces the former all-wheel drive with its viscous multiple-plate clutch. This superior system developed for the 911 Turbo and modified for the Carrera models combines the driving satisfaction so typical of Porsche with an even higher standard of driving stability, traction and agile handling further enhanced by the mechanical rear axle differential fitted as standard.
The retail price of the new 911 Targa 4 will be $240,000, and the Targa 4S will be $265,000 when it is launched in October this year in New Zealand.