Porsche South Africa has released pricing for its new 992-generation 911 Targa variants, which are expected hit local roads towards the end of 2020.
The 911 Targa 4 is priced from R1 941 000 (or R1 991 000 if you opt to upgrade the three-year Driveplan to five years), while the 911 Targa 4S starts at R2 198 000 (or R2 248 000 with the extended cover specified).
While the limited-run, retro-themed 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition is featured on Porsche SA’s website, the price has yet to be revealed.
The defining feature? Well, just like the original from 1965, the new 911 Targa features a fully automatic roof system comprising a Targa roll bar, a movable section over the front seats and a wraparound rear screen. The Zuffenhausen-based firm says the roof can be opened and closed in 19 seconds.
Power comes from Porsche’s now-familiar twin-turbo 3,0-litre flat-six engine, which in the 911 Targa 4 delivers 283 kW at 6 500 r/min and 450 N.m between 1 950 and 5 000 r/min via a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Specify the Sport Chrono package and that’s enough for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 4,2 seconds (one tenth of a second faster than its predecessor) and a top speed of 289 km/h.
In the 911 Targa 4S, the boxer unit’s peak outputs rise to 331 kW and 530 N.m, with the latter on tap from 2 300 to 5 000 r/min. Tick the optional Sport Chrono box and the PDK-equipped variant will hit three figures in a claimed 3,6 seconds, before topping out at a heady 304 km/h.
Interestingly, Porsche also offers the 911 Targa 4S with a “newly developed” seven-speed manual gearbox, which includes the Sport Chrono package as standard. With cog-swapping left up to the driver, the newcomer takes a claimed 4,4 seconds to complete the obligatory dash.