Porsche Release Details Of The 997 Targa 4

Porsche have announced details of the 997 Targa 4 and 4S versions.

The 4 is driven along by a 325 bhp 3.6L flat six, making for a 0-60 mph time of 5.3 seconds. Next up is the 4S, with a 355 bhp endowed 3.8L unit, equating to a 4.9 second sprint to 60 mph. The power kit option takes things upto 388 bhp.

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Transmission comes courtesy of either a six speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission (the Tiptronic ensuring a faster 0-60 mph time). A Visco multi-plate clutch ensures that between 5% and 40% of the cars power is taken to the front wheels at all times, constantly varying to achieve optimum grip.

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The Targa is easily distinguished by its large glass roof panel and aluminium trim strips running the length of the roof frame. The top can be opened upto 0.5 metres wide in just seven seconds.

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Due out in November. Just in time for, erm Winter?

Targa 4 video from Porsche

[Source: Piston Heads]

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