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.

As a reminder, the Targa arrives as the third body style in the 992-generation line-up, after the coupé and cabriolet. As before, it’s offered exclusively in all-wheel-drive guise.

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.