The Porsche 911 991-series ‘Targa’ has been spied testing and images show that the prototype comes with a removable or retractable cloth panel behind the fixed center roll bar. The new model shares this particular feature with the original 911 Targa model which was launched for the first time in ’67. Judging by the images, the model would feature a large panel at the front constructed in glass that would automatically fold behind the roll bar at the center.
The new 911 Targa should be essentially identical to the 911 Carrera or the sportier Carrera S which would mean that the base Targa model would be powered by a flat-six 3.4-liter engine outputting 287 lb-feet of torque and 350 horsepower while the Targa S would be propelled by a flat-six 3.8-liter engine outputting 325 lb-ft of torque and 400 horsepower. Both the models are expected to be fitted with 7-speed manual transmission with the dual-clutch PDK 7-speed gearbox being offered as an option.
Like the previous generations of the model, the new Targa could be offered in AWD variants which would further expand the line up to include a Targa 4 and a Targa 4S model. The 2013 Porsche Targa range is expected to be debuted early next year though more details about the models could be divulged before the official launch of the vehicle.
Via: Motor Authority