The 911 Targa 4S is a very special 911 indeed, it offers everything that the coupe does but allows you, at the flick of a button, to remove the roof section that, in doing so, performs a piece of truly dramatic engineering ballet. This process has been likened to something you would expect to see in a transformer space ship.
The ballet begins with the entire rear section, including engine cover spoiler and large wrap around rear glass window, raising up and moving backwards, finally coming to a halt hanging high above the engine bay and out beyond the rear bumper, this is followed by the raising of the storage area cover to reveal a space between the rear wheels that will become the resting place for the removed roof section. Next to happen is the brushed allow Targa hoop raises its top section to allow hydraulic arms to drag the roof section through the hoop and into its resting place. Once stowed away the entire ballet continues as the sections all go back into position. This all seems to be rather over-engineered but thank goodness it got the go-ahead to be put into production as it is simply stunning.
With the Targa you get all this drama plus the car itself it is a 911 S and a true supercar. The 4S sits near the top end of the 911 range with the S adding sporting touches such as electronically controlled suspension settings. The power increases from 365bhp in the standard car to 420 bhp and the on-demand electronically-controlled "fly by wire" throttle gets all this power to the road instantly producing a 0-62 sprint of just 4.4 seconds and powering onto a top speed of 187mph.
The interior is a great place to spend your time, very comfortable with fully supportive seats framed with leather trim and components in silver alloy, all finished to the very highest standard. The central touch screen brings everything to hand from satellite navigation to smartphone connection. The Targa still enjoys practical luggage space in the nose.
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The Porsche 911 Targa 4s comes equipped with Adaptive Sports Seats, Sports Chrono Package, full LED headlamps and Park Assist (Front & Rear).
Facts about the Porsche Targa
The Porsche 911 Targa is certainly one of its more iconic versions of the German company's high performance sports car. First launched back in 1967 the Targa has seen various reiterations over the following years and powered by air-cooled and then later water-cooled flat-six engines.
In the middle of the drive mode selector dial is Sport Response, push it and Sport Plus is activated for 20 seconds. This means that the PDK drops to the lowest available gear, the engine revs climb, and turbo boost is maximized. Then you can blow around the car doing 50 in the fast lane safely very quickly and with no drama.