Jan 14

The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa

You can always count on Porsche to come through with something at Detroit. The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa unleashes some old school character with some new 911 underpinnings and looks. Targa cars are cool. It’s a lot of the fun of a convertible without going full on convertible. With the new Targa you will have all the advantage of a Targa top with none of the hassle. In the old days to remove a Targa top you’d have to undo some latches and pull the roof out. Storage was usually in the trunk or your garage which made for some interesting times when the rain started to fall. They were also notoriously leaky. That problem is solved with the new 911 Targa as one button raises and lowers the top.


Now I wouldn’t say the 911 Targa is a particularly great looking car with it’s awkward rear greenhouse but there will be no mistaking it for any other 911. Power comes from Porsche’s 3.4L six cylinder making 350hp. You can get the optional PDK transmission if you don’t like working the clutch. Of course you’d be subject to ridicule and scorn but you’d deserve it. The Targa 4S which is like the regular Targa but with all four wheels driving the boat will go 0-60 in 4.6 seconds which is sure to impress your date and scare your Mother in Law.


Pricing for the 911 Targa is a bit absurd when you see what the Chevy boys are doing these days with the Vette. However if you want the prestige of a Porsche and don’t mind looking at the tail end of a Vette you can pick up a 911 Targa for a tad over $100,000. If you can’t handle all of 350hp in a rear wheel drive rear engine sports car then you may want to opt for the Targa 4S which is going to run you about $116,000. Of course being a Porsche when you start checking option boxes your purchase is going to reach insane prices pretty quick.
At the end of the day the Porsche 911 Targa is a nifty car and they are sure to sell well. Deliveries of the Targa begin in the summer so get your tweed jacket out and get to your Porsche dealer and get yours reserved today.