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Mcchip-dkr unveils the Porsche 911 Targa GT3 RS

For those Porsche enthusiasts out there, you must know that the Porsche 911 lineup is wide enough that you can get a model or trim that fits your style and personality - these range from models like the basic 911 Carrera all the way to the high performance, all wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet. But here’s one more.

German tuner McChip-dkr has built a powered-up Targa version of the 911. Just check out this example they modified. They were able to tweak the Targa body and gave it GT3 levels of power, which have previously been available only in a coupe.

They were able to do this by taking a 911 Targa 4 GTS as their base. McChip-dkr then managed to maximize the car’s output to 566 horsepower (422 kilowatts) and 498 pound-feet of torque (675 Newton-metres).

Read the entire article Mcchip-dkr unveils the Porsche 911 Targa GT3 RS

Toyota finally unwraps the GR HV Sports Concept with Targa top

Recently, Toyota developed its newest sports car range, the GR nameplate, which will make its way to Tokyo as production models. This will hopefully include the brand new Supra that Toyota has been developing with BMW. But together with these models will be the GR HV Sports Concept, which will make its very first appearance in public. It is a two-seater performance vehicle with a Targa roof similar to that of Toyota’s Le Mans prototype, the TS050 Hybrid race car.

The engine can be found up front, but it brings power to the rear wheels. There are some things about the GR HV Sports concept that will remind you of the TS050 Hybrid. For instance, the unique headlights upfront come with stacks of LED clusters where there are two horizontal units floating on top of three vertical headlights.

And that is not all, the design of the concept’s alloy wheels, as well as the spoiler, is also similar to that of the TS050 Hybrid. However, once you move on to the side profile of the car, it looks more like the existing 86. But then, it looks different up front and at the rear, also because it comes with a Targa configuration and not a regular fixed metal roof. It is also a little wider than the 86, and is 5mm taller. Speaking of the 86, Toyota once came out with a concept, which they called the FT-86. It was a convertible 86 that unfortunately never reached production stage.

Read the entire article Toyota finally unwraps the GR HV Sports Concept with Targa top

Designer imagines Porsche 911X Targa as a crossover with giant wheels

The increasing demand for sports utility vehicles has convinced many carmakers to jump into the craze. Porsche is definitely not new to the SUV game, as it has already been 15 years since it launched the Cayenne. In 2014, Porsche introduced the Macan. With the still surging demand for SUVs, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Porsche decides to launch another unit, this time a more compact crossover.

How would this new compact SUV look like? It might not be hard to imagine, considering that Porsche already has two SUV offerings. The German luxury sports car maker just needs to take the cues of the Cayenne and the Macan, and apply them in a more compact package. But a certain automotive designer Emre Husmen of Salzburg, Austria posted a number of images in his social account in Behance depicting a new compact SUV from Porsche.

Working as a transportation designer for KISKA GmbH with previous employment at Ford and Fiat, Husmen rendered an interesting concept of a new Porsche SUV. It is interesting since this compact SUV concept isn’t derived from the Porsche Cayenne or Macan, but from the carmaker’s world-renowned staple sports car – the 911. Much more interesting is the fact that Husmen’s creation isn’t just a typical 911, but the version with a targa top – the Porsche 911 Targa. As per Husmen’s word, his work is a 911 package in an SUV. Its name? Husmen baptized his new creation as the Porsche 911X Targa.

Read the entire article Designer imagines Porsche 911X Targa as a crossover with giant wheels

BMW teases us with what might be a Z4 Targa top silhouette

On August 17, BMW is set to reveal something that so many of us have been anticipating. So better save the date if you want to be one of the first ones to witness their surprise. And just a few weeks before they unveil it, they released a teaser of the car’s silhouette, showing only the shape of the convertible’s upper half - and it is already looking pretty sexy.

“The road will never be the same” is what captions the beautiful image. After the company posted this, the biggest question in mind is, what is it? There were a number of comments that came out after, some were saying that it is a convertible 8 Series. It could be, but the shape and size do not seem to fit. However, others suggest that it could be a Targa-top i8. Since we do not know the right answer to this question yet, we can do our own investigation to guess what this could be, or we could just wait until August 17.

August 17 is happening a few days before the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it is quite common for automakers to unveil their new models days before events like these. Furthermore, BMW Designworks is just a couple of hours away from Pebble Beach, so we might actually see the actual car in the event. Remember that last year, the company brought out the fully restored 1957 507 that was once owned by Elvis Presley to the 2016 Pebble Beach event.

Read the entire article BMW teases us with what might be a Z4 Targa top silhouette

Mazda has finally introduced the MX-5 RF retractable fastback at the 2016 New York Auto Show. This latest iteration of the MX-5 remains fully able in providing a dynamic and enjoyable open-top driving experience.

However, Mazda is offering this experience on a new dimension that is accessible to a wider range of drivers. The new Mazda MX-5 RF is powered by either the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 or SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engines. Power is transmitted to the wheels either through a quick-shifting six-speed SKYACTIV-MT transmission and an MX-5 RF- exclusive six-speed automatic gearbox.

This new Mazda MX-5 RF comes knocking with a fastback styling featuring a smooth roofline sloping down to the rear. Moreover, its distinct rear roof and retractable back window allow it to offer a unique convertible feeling. Interestingly, a driver could easily deploy or employ the power roof with just a push of a button even while the MX-5 RF is moving at speeds of up to 10km/h.

Read the entire article 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF retractable fastback is presented at 2016 New York Auto Show

People will always look for a Porsche 911 that has an all-wheel drive option. They get that and more with the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4. The new cars’ sporting attributes are significantly involved. They also get the best in comfort from the new generation 911 models.

These feature more fuel efficient yet also more powerful turbocharged engines. Aside from a powerful performance, the new Porsche 911 models also have new features to ensure safety for the drivers.

Since the Porsche 911 can be used for both racing and casual driving, it features Porsche’s proprietary Porsche Active Suspension Management chassis. The PASM chassis lowers the car’s riding height by ten millimeters. The upscale Carrera 4S versions can even include real axle steering, which is offered as an option.

Read the entire article Porsche boasts exceptional performance in new AWD 911 Targa 4 and Carrera 4

In order to mark the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, Porsche unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the all-new 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS. For those who don’t know, it is the first time we see a GTS version of the Targa and as expected, the vehicle promises to deliver open-air fun with a targa top.

Under the hood, there is a 3.8-liter boxer engine that generates 430 hp and 440 Nm (324.5 lb-ft) of torque at 5,750 rpm. Bolted to a PDK transmission, the 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds), while top speed is in excess of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

Despite the impressive performances, fuel consumption ranges from 9.2 to 10.0 l/100 km, same as for the 911 Targa 4S. When it comes to design, the 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS features smoked bi-xenon headlights that feature the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with central locks, sport design door mirrors as well as the “GTS” signature on the doors.

Read the entire article 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Porsche introduces the 911 (991) Targa 4 GTS

Scion announced that at the 2014 SEMA Show it will bring the head-turning targa top FR-S. Built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, the Scion FR-S T1 comes with a two-tone finish that includes a black targa and a custom Azzuro California Blue.

As you can see, the vehicle arrives with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper, enlarged front and rear fenders, new side sills, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and central exhaust system as well as a stylish boot lid.

Moreover, the vehicle features a Greedy street turbo kit, KW coil-over suspension and an OEM Audio+ System 400 complemented by a Pioneer AVIC-8000NEC head unit. The design is completed by 19-inch forged wheels, which hides the Wilwood Big Brake Kit with custom nickel-plated finish.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Preview: Scion FR-S T1 is a head-turning targa top by Cartel Customs

Things are getting more and more interesting when talking about the Nissan 370Z successor. According to the latest reports, the new Nissan Z will get smaller but powerful models that will carry Mercedes-Benz technology as well as an impressive design.

If the current version was developed mainly for the United States and Japan, the successor will become a global sports car. As a result, the convertible version will receive a retractable hard-top, but a new model will also arrive with a targa top or a t-bar roof.

The decision to introduce a targa version is that is that Nissan wants to reach a wider section of potential customers.

Read the entire article Next-generation Nissan 370Z will go hybrid, receive a targa version

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.

Read the entire article Porsche dismisses rumors about the 911 (991) Targa Turbo! Will show the 919 Hybrid, 911 RSR!

Porsche didn’t tell us what it has prepared for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show but apparently Jalopnik knows and it is going to be a BIG surprise! Why? Because Porsche is preparing to unveil the 911 (991) Targa Turbo! That’s right, Porsche will bring its fastest version of the Targa yet.

If the rumor is true, this means that the 911 (991) Targa Turbo will be powered by the 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine found on the 911 (991) Turbo and capable to deliver 520 hp (383 kW).

Just like the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, we expect the new Targa Turbo to hit 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and a top speed electronically limited at 318 km/h or 197.5 mph.

Read the entire article Rumor: Porsche 911 (991) Targa Turbo to bow at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Ok, we have to admit that we can’t get enough of the 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4 and that’s why we are bringing you some live photos from the Motor City. Wearing a blue color that it is simply stunning, the Porsche 991 Targa is a modern classic and the first to combine the classic Targa concept with a new state-of-the-art roof technology.

Moreover, the new 991 Targa brings back the characteristic wide bar in place of the B-pillars, a movable roof section above the front seats and a wraparound rear window with no C-pillar. But unlike the classic models, the roof section above the front seats on the new Targa can be opened and closed at a push of a button.

When activated, the new fully automatic roof system tows the convertible top behind the rear seat system, providing a real spectacle. Offered only with AWD system, the Targa 4 and 4S models share a great deal in common with the 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet models; up to the window line, the technology and body of the vehicles is more or less the same.

Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: Porsche 911 (991) Targa makes us wanna spend $101,600 [Live Photos]

These are the all-new Porsche 911 (991) Targa 4 and Targa 4S models that were officially unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The new vehicles from Porsche is described by the German company as the first to combine the classic Targa concept with cutting edge, innovative roof technology.

Inspired by the original 1965 Porsche 911 Targa, the new models come with the distinctive Targa roof bar, a movable front roof section, and a wraparound rear window. Still, what’s more interesting is that the 991 Targa roof segment can be opened and closed at the push of a button. The fully automatic roof system stows the Targa top behind the rear seats.

As we said, both 911 (991) Targa models are offered only in AWD versions, which means they feature a wider track and body as well as the Porsche Traction Management (PTM), found in all 911 all-wheel-drive models.

Read the entire article Official: Porsche presents the 911 (911) Targa 4 and Targa 4S models

Porsche officially announced that is kicking off 2014 in style as it will unveil the all-new 911 (991) Targa next week, at the 2014 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. According to the German manufacturer, the new sportscar promises to combine the design of a Porsche original with innovative technical solutions to create a modern classic.

The Porsche 911 (991) Targa will make its debut in Detroit at the press conference on January 13 at 11:45 (17:45 CET) at the Porsche stand in Wayne Hall 1. Still, this is not the only model that Porsche will unveil in Detroit as the press release also announced the Cayenne Platinum Edition.

The special series comprises the conventional Cayenne models with six-cylinder engines and offers popular equipment options as standard. It will be easily distinguished by numerous detailed paint finishes in Platinum Silver Metallic and other features.

Read the entire article Official: Porsche 911 (991) Targa, Cayenne Platinum Edition announced for 2014 NAIAS

TF1’s Automoto released today the first patent photos with the 2014 Porsche 911 (911) Targa. We’ve waited for this model and we can tell you from now that it will be amazing! With the 2014 911 (991) Targa, Porsche is returning to its roots as the new model is inspired by the original version that was produced between 1960s and until 1980s.

We expect to see this model live at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and in two versions the Targa and Targa S. The 991 Targa will be powered by the flat-six 3.4-liter petrol engine rated at 350 hp and 390 Nm of torque.

The 991 Targa S will be powered by a 3.6-liter engine delivering 400 hp and 440 Nm of torque. Porsche will also offer the AWD Targa 4 and Targa 4S models later next year, possibly at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Read the entire article 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Targa shows up in leaked patent photos

There’s no doubt in our minds that the 2012 Porsche 911, which will be unveiled this September in Frankfurt, will be astounding even as it won’t carry any shocking or groundbreaking features. Porsche is expected to ensure that the car’s elements are pure and clean and that it won’t be fitted with KERS to weigh it down with fuel-saving features.

According to Teamspeed, Porsche engineers took inspiration from the past to create the technologically advanced 911.

Reports from Germany indicate that the 2012 model will drop the retractable glass roof and it will instead feature a more conventional removable roof for the Targa model. Furthermore, the Targa model will receive a prominent rear pillar and new glass at its rear.

Read the entire article 2012 Porsche 911 might bring back the fixed Targa roof option

Earlier today we told you that Porsche is planning to introduce an entry-level sports car, which will be powered by the new four-cylinder engine that the German manufacturer is currently building. The most interesting thing we found out today, is that Porsche is working on a targa version of the Cayman… yes, a Cayman Targa, which will have removable roof panels as in the 911, will soon hit the market.

Moreover, Porsche CEO Mathias Mueller said that the company is also considering Panamera derivates but he did not five any details – anyway, a convertible or a coupe have been rumored.

Furthermore, Porsche is also working on a smaller SUV dubbed Cajun, which will be based on the Audi Q5. Still, the top of the line vehicle will remain the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, which has been approved for limited production last summer. The production version of this supercar is expected to cost more than $600,000.

Read the entire article Report: Porsche Cayman Targa in the works

The Dodge Challenger Targa is a full-scale competition racecar that battled and finished the notorious Targa Newfoundland race this year. Samantha began as a Mopar Challenger drag racer. Many of its features were appropriated from the Dodge Viper, but the most obvious one is the green snakeskin paint job. To maintain the lowered position of the front end, a full-scale wind-tunnel-tested Mopar chin spoiler Splats was added.

To accurately monitor its vital signs, Mopar gauges were utilized. The Mopar hood features a scoop to increase space for the 540hp, 490ft-lb of torque, 392 HEMI V-8 Mopar crate motor.

Coupled to a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox, the engine hurls power to the rear tires through a 2009 series modified gear ratio.

Read the entire article 2008 SEMA Show: Dodge Challenger Targa by Mopar