Monday, 13 January 2014

Retro-Inspired Porsche 911 Targa Leaks ahead of Detroit Debut

As you probably know, Porsche will unveil the 911 Targa at the Detroit Auto Show later today, with the new model tipped to pay homage to the original 911 Targa of the 1960s.

The first leaked official photos confirm this approach, as the car features a folding soft top replacing the previous model’s glass roof that slid under the rear window, a thick B-pillar in brushed aluminum look and a wraparound glass rear window very similar to that of the original 911 Targa. 

As usual, the 911 Targa will appeal to those customers who want something halfway between the 911 Cabriolet and the coupe. The new 991-based Porsche 911 Targa is expected to offer two engine choices, a base 345hp 3.4-liter flat six and a more powerful 395hp 3.6-liter unit in “S” guise.

It’s uncertain whether the new model will be offered only with four-wheel drive as the previous 997 model or if it will be available with rear-wheel drive as well.

Full details and an extended photo gallery will be available later today after the car’s world debut in Detroit.

By Dan Mihalascu

Story References: Autohome



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