2014 Porsche 911 (991) Targa shows up in leaked patent photos

Article by Christian A., on December 13, 2013

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.

The freshly-minted Porsche 911 Targa is the magnificent symbiosis between the ageless design of the classic Targa and the modern sportiness of the seventh 911 generation. Coming back to the first concept, with its trademark fixed Targa bar somehow adds more life to the history of the 911 Targa in the recent models. It reestablishes the Targa tradition with an ingenious roof concept.

The roof system comprises two moving parts: a soft top and a glass rear window. At just the press of a button, the glass rear window opens to the rear and tilts. It is integrated to the stowage box cover. Simultaneously, two folds in the Targa bar open and release the soft top kinematics. The soft top is unlocked, folds to the back into a Z-shape during the opening movement and stows behind the back seats.

A board running over the vehicle behind the rear seats incorporates the soft top. Finally, the folds in the bar and the rear window close. At the point when the top is stowed, a wind deflector incorporated in the cowl can be manually adjusted. It considerably decreases draught to the interior.

While the vehicle is at a standstill, the roof can be opened or shut in around 19 seconds from controls on the center console.

To shield the vehicle from harm, the standard equipment integrated rear ParkAssist checks the area behind the 911 Targa while the roof is opened and shut. In the event that the sensors recognize an impediment within a range of under 40 centimeters, an alert sounds. This keeps the rear window (which is tipped back) from hitting a closely parked car or any other object that is positioned at the back of the Porsche 911 Targa.

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