VIDEO: Porsche 911 Targa Walk Around at NAIAS

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Porsche unveiled the new 911 Targa at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday. The new Porsche 911 Targa takes plenty of design cues from the classic Targa, which was on sale in the 1960s.

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Now, in this video recorded at NAIAS, Porsche is showing us how the roof works on the new 911 Targa.The roof section of the car needs 19 seconds to open and close, and this exercise is done by simply pressing a button installed in the cabin. The roof conversion can be done only when the car is stationary and there’s a space behind the seats to store the roof when not in use.

Here is the video :

Just like the legendary original 911 Targa model, the new model features a characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the driver and passenger, and a wrap-around rear window — with no C-pillar.

The new Porsche 911 Targa is available in two versions with all-wheel drive only. A seven-speed manual transmission is offered as standard. The 911 Targa 4 gains power from a 3.4-litre flat six engine, which produces 350 hp (257 kW). Optionally available with the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) double-clutch transmission and Sport Chrono Package, the car can dismiss the 0 to 62 mph mark in just 4.8 seconds and goes on to accelerate to its top speed of 175 mph. Fuel consumption on the NEDC is between 29.7 mpg and 32.5 mpg Combined, depending on transmission, which corresponds to CO2 emissions between 223 and 204 g/km.

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The top model-911 Targa 4S, is equipped with a 3.8 liter six cylinder engine, which delivers 400 hp (294 kW). This model reaches a top whack of 184 mph. If specced with the PDK and Sport Chrono package options, the car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Fuel consumption on the NEDC is between 28.2 mpg and 30.7 mpg, depending on transmission, which corresponds to CO2 between 237 and 214 g/km.

The Porsche 911 Targa 4 starts at 101,600 USD, and the 4S is priced at 116,200 USD. Sales of the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4/4S are scheduled to begin this summer.

Source : WCF