The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S were revealed Sunday. The photos landed online ahead of the scheduled unveiling on Monday, May 18.
The Targa 4 and 4S directly follow the 911 Turbo S and precede a handful more models that are certainly in the mail later down the line.
The Targa is mechanically similar to other members of the 911 family. Both trims feature the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine, and matches the power figures of its Coupe and Cabriolet counterparts. That means 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque for the base Targa and 443 hp and 390 lb-ft for the 4S. As with the other 992 models, an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission comes standard, although a seven-speed manual will be available.
The Targa 4 shuttles power to staggered-width tires: 295/35 ZR on 20-inch wheels at the rear, 235/40 ZR on 19-inch wheels at the front. The 4S uses wider rubber: 305/30 ZR on 21-inch wheels at the rear and 245/35 ZR on 20-inch wheels at the front. Steel stoppers are standard on both with four-piston, fixed pinchers on 13-inch cast-iron rotors at all four corners of the Targa 4. The Targa 4S upgrades the front brakes to six-piston calipers on 13.8-inch rotors, four-piston on 13.8-inch rotors at the rear. Porsche carbon ceramic brakes are optional on both cars.
There is also a retractable fabric covering connects the Targa bar to the windscreen frame. That covering retracts in 19 seconds and, presumably, will open and close at speeds well beyond the 30-mile-per-hour rating of the 911 Cabriolet.
The Targa is the most expensive member of the 992 family, aside from the Turbo and Turbo S. Prices start at $119,300 for the Targa 4 and $135,200 for the Targa 4S – both of those prices are $1,800 more than the true convertible models. Porsche expects its latest 992 variant to hit dealers in late 2020.