Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche 911 with fully transparent roof Opening up new perspectives on the world, the new 911 Targa (based on the Carrera Coupé) features more than 1.5 square metres of solid glass that offers a fully transparent roof. Never before has a Porsche 911 used so much glass. Simply by pressing a button, the driver can move back a roof panel by up to half a metre, creating a maximum roof opening of 0.45 square metres. As with the windscreen, the glass roof is made of pre-tensioned, splinter-free laminated security glass. Another intelligent feature of the 911 Targa is its cloth sunblind that extends automatically beneath the roof to protect the car’s occupants from excessive sun-glare as well as cold temperatures.

Opening rear window

The new Targa is the first 911 to feature an opening rear window for extra convenience. After undoing the latch, all you have to do is briefly lift the heated rear window, before two pressurised gas struts take over the rest of the opening operation. This provides easy and convenient access to the 230 litres rear luggage compartment. Two interior lights are automatically switched on when the rear window is opened, providing useful illumination when loading and unloading in the dark. And when shutting the rear window, you have the assistance of an electric closing aid.

Style backed by performance

Despite its heavier weight than the Carrera coupé, the Targa is an excellent sprinter. Acceleration from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) takes just 5.2 seconds. Propelled by a 3.6-litre, 320bhp (235kW) flat-six engine, the 911 Targa has a top speed of 177mph (285km/h).

Published : 24/10/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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