2015 Porsche 911 Targa

2015 Porsche 911 Targa

The 2015 Porsche 911 Targa made its World debut at the Detroit Motor Show this month and is now on display in the Geneva Motor Show.

Porsche design team have resurrected the original design from the original 1967 car. The iconic fixed B-pillar hoop as well as a convex rear screen that follows the same dome shape of the rear end are present and give the car a stunning body shape.

In terms of performance and technology, it’s based around the same aluminium body-shell and 4-wheel drive mechanical package as the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. It’s understood that there are two engine options which include the 3.4 (Targa 4) & 3.8 (Targa 4S).

While the original 911 Targa boasted a roof panel that could be removed and manually stowed in the front luggage compartment, the new model receives a fully automatic structure that operates at the press of a button.

Official performance figures for manual gearbox equipped models are yet to be made official. However, Porsche claims the 911 Targa 4 boasts a 0-62mph time of 4.8sec and top speed of 175mph along with combined cycle fuel consumption of 27.0 mpg (US) on the European test cycle with the optional dual clutch gearbox and Sport Chrono Package – the latter of which brings a launch control function among other performance enhancing features.