Few days ago, Jalopnik said that Porsche will unveil a 911 (991) Targa Turbo at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The recipe was quite simple: a standard Porsche 911 (991) Turbo featuring the awesome roof found on the 911 (991) Targa. Immediately after reading about a more powerful version of the Targa, I began to feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to get its PlayStation 4.
The bad news came today from our friends from Autoblog who asked Nick Twork a.k.a. Porsche North America Product Communications Manager if the rumors, about a new version of the 911 Targa, were true. The answer cam quickly: “Totally false.” Still, there are some good news as Porsche will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show the 911 (991) RSR racecar as well as the 919 Hybrid, its new LMP1 race car.
We already told about the Porsche 919 Hybrid that it will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection V4 engine which has an unusually wide V angle. Porsche will compete with the new 919 Hybrid at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and try to end Audi’s winning spree. Regarding the 911 Targa Turbo, you will have to stick with the current offer, the 911 (991) Targa and Targa S models.
The 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Targa is powered by a 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine that delivers 350 hp and can push the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph (10 km/h) in just 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 174 mph when using the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package. The Targa S model uses a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine that generates 400 hp and can push the car from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds when equipped with optional PDK and Sport Chrono package.
If you still want a faster Porsche featuring an open top you’d better choose the 911 (991) Turbo Cabriolet, which is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 520 hp and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds. If you want even more you have the 911 (991) Turbo S Cabriolet, which uses the same engine as the 911 Turbo Cabrio but has 560 hp and zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds. So, it all about decisions, right?