Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the 2020 Porsche 911 Targa range ahead of its showroom arrival in the third quarter of this year.
Prices start from $275,800 plus on-road costs for the 911 Targa 4 and $314,100 plus on-roads for the 911 Targa 4S.
As wit the previous generation, Porsche will only offer the Targa with all-wheel drive.
The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine developing 283kW and 450Nm. It’s matched to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Porsche claims it can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 289km/h.
The flagship Targa 4S gets 331kW of power and 530Nm of torque which cuts the 0-100km/h dash down to 3.6 seconds, while the top speed increases to 304km/h.
The party piece roof can be opened and closed in 19 seconds, while an updated wind deflector is said to significantly reduce draughts at speeds between 50km/h and 145km/h.
Porsche Traction Management (PTM), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and the electronically controlled variable damping system PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) are included as standard.
Like the other eighth-generation 911 variants, the Targa models are also equipped with Porsche Wet. The tech uses sensors fitted in the front wheel housings that are capable of detecting water on the road surface and, if significant volumes of water are picked up, a signal in the cockpit provides a recommendation for the driver to manually switch to Wet mode. The drive responsiveness is then adapted to the conditions to guarantee maximum driving stability.
Buyers can option the new Smartlift function which allows ground clearance to be raised for everyday use.
The Targa 4 uses 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle and 295/35 ZR tyres on 20-inch wheels on the rear axle. Both axles feature 330mm brake discs with black four-piston monobloc fixed calipers.
Targa 4S variants are fitted with 245/35 ZR tyres on its 20-inch front wheels and 305/30 ZR tyres on its 21-inch rears. Brake discs measure 350mm front and rear with six pistons calipers at the front axle and four at the rear.
On the inside, the cabin layout is lifted from the wider 911 range with the highlight being the new 10.9-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system.
Australian examples of the 911 Targa will also get LED main headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus), windscreen with grey top tint, electrically folding exterior mirrors, automatically-dimming mirrors, metallic paint, surround view camera, lane change assist, comfort access, front seat heating, 14-way sports seats with memory package, digital radio and a Bose surround sound system.
The new 911 Targa models are available to order now with deliveries set to commence in the third quarter of 2020.
2020 Porsche 911 Targa pricing (excludes on-road costs):
911 Targa 4 - $275,800
911 Targa 4S - $314,100
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