German automaker Porsche yesterday took covers off of the second edition of the 911 Targa with 4 GTS attached to it at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. As the name implies it comes with a fully automatic and magical open-air targa top, which you might remember they unveiled last year. Some sports car enthusiasts have been waiting for quite some time to get their hands on a Targa + GTS model, they can now rest easy and set money aside for the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS that is scheduled to hit the US market in April.
Being part of the GTS line means it gets the best of everything related to high-performance from Porsche. For Targa GTS all starts with the 3.8 liter flat-six engine that spits out an impressive 424 hp and 325 lbs-ft of torque. It also has two gearbox options – a seven-speed PDK or seven-speed manual. If your choice is PDK, it takes just paltry 4.1 seconds to jump from 0-60 mph, and offers a top speed of 188 mph. With manual, speed comes down a notch – takes 4.5 seconds to get to 60, and a top speed of just 187 mph. Speeds are calculated with them imagining you driving with targa up, targa down and speed goes down too with millions of air molecules fighting to avoid your car.
Its standard package includes Sport Chrono package, PASM, 20-inch wheels and a sport exhaust system. Appearance is very important, to this end Targa boasts some serious design aspects inside and outside. On the front it sports a middle radiator with extra openings and smoked bi-xenon headlights with PDLS. On the sides it feature design door mirrors and GTS signature on the doors. The targa logo in black is on the silver rollover bar. Black accents are used on the air inlet screen, the model logo and the chrome tailpipe. Inside half-Alcantara wrapped four way adjustable Sports Plus seats with black GTS logo on their headrests keeps everyone strapped while cruising at high speed.
The MSRP for the 911 Targa 4 GTS is $132,800 plus there is an additional $995 destination charge.