Targa 911 (992): now officially

Targa 911 (992): now officially


Almost half a year took Porsche to add to the list of bodies available for “nine hundred eleventh”, the third option: new generation of the iconic sports car was first demonstrated at the turn of 2018 and 2019. Now for the coupe and convertible series 992 joined Targa – modification, refer to historical Porsche models 60-ies of the last century.

The basis for the construction of novelties, in fact, became the 911 in the back of a convertible, but anything above the waist line, the Germans had to develop anew. The extravagant roof, consisting of a folding soft top and a glass cap with an impressive silver cross have been improved – in particular, the mechanism has provided a more powerful servos, allowing you to spend on the folding or unfolding not more than 19 seconds.

And yet Targa there is a kind of safety net: the electronics during the folding top vigilantly obstruction on the stern, and if it detects interference at a distance closer than 50 centimeters, blocks the operation – to prevent damage to the hood.


Robot and mechanics

New generation sports car debuted in two versions, and both traditionally got four-wheel drive. Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S are completed the same three-litre boxer turbo engine from the 911 Carrera. The Quartet is to be expected, he develops 385 HP and 450 Nm of torque: the number of “horses” in comparison with the previous generation increased by 15, the number of thrust remained unchanged. But on the Targa 4S engine output increased to 450 HP (+20) and 530 Nm (+30). Both engines are accompanied by a proprietary eight-speed robot.

The Junior version comes with a Sport Chrono package spends on acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (in 0.1 s less than before), and Targa 4S does the same in 3.6 seconds: the distance from Yellowstone national Park the previous generation was already an impressive 0.4 sec. the Maximum speed is 289 and 304 km/h, respectively (2 and 3 km/h more than the previous model).

Curiously, for a new generation targhee Porsche has retained the option of a manual transmission sports car can be equipped with seven-speed manual unit. However, he offered only more powerful versions, but cost is almost free, as included in the Sport Chrono package. But in this case the machine will lose in the dynamics: instead of 3.6 sec spends on acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds – as the 385-horsepower Targa 4 without this package.

Brakes and electronics

In addition to all-wheel drive, both versions of the sports car by default be equipped with a proprietary adaptive PASM suspension with two modes of operation. The Targa 4S is different and more thrust vectoring system, and also can install for an extra charge of steering the rear wheels and active anti-roll bars.

In addition, more powerful versions and more serious brakes. If the 911 Targa 4 provide four piston monoblock calipers with 330-millimeter rotors, the Targa 4S mechanisms on the front axle in line, and the disks have a diameter of 350 mm. Traditionally, the options offered and the carbon-ceramic option.


One more thing – the size of the wheels. 911 Targa 4 19-inch wheels on the front axle and 20-inch at the rear, and 4S – 20 and 21 inches respectively. But the easiest way to differentiate both models from each other in configuration issue: the younger model just two pipes, and the eldest is four.

Mount electronics kept the “rain” mode is already implemented on other models of the family, and for the first time added an advanced adaptive cruise control InnoDrive. He is able to “tuck” the right gear before the turn, based on the navigation data into account when calculating the intensity of the traffic, and can keep the car in lane and keep your distance from a moving car.

Finally, in the list of options for the 911 Targa (among a variety of finish options interior leather and premium sound systems) got a new one called SmartLift. The servo on the front axle allow, if necessary, to increase the ground clearance by 40 mm. is Nothing supernatural in this – similar systems offer many other supercars. But on the 911 Targa electronics is able to remember where the driver manipulates with the suspension regularly and later will do that automatically.

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