Porsche 911 Targa 4 

  • $102k built in Germany
  • 2014
  • 350 HP 3.4L
The gas pedal is responsive enough in normal mode and more immediate in Sport, so it isn't hard to match revs on your own, but it is hard to beat the automated system's consistency, shift after shift.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
The engineers worked to keep the Targa's additional mass low in the chassis, with meticulous attention paid to selecting lightweight materials, so handling isn't compromised.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 Targa 4

0-60mph

911 Targa 4
4.47 s
Veyron
2.7 s

1/4 mile

911 Targa 4
12.77 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 Targa 4

Price

911 Targa 4
$102k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

911 Targa 4
350 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Powertrain

The available seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission is even quicker to 60 mph, taking just 4.3 seconds — or 4.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
What isn't tiresome about Sport Plus is the rev-matching feature for the seven-speed — yes, seven-speed — manual transmission.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
Whether you get the manual or dual-clutch gearbox, the transmissions' seven speeds contribute to respectable gas mileage for a sports car.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Performance

At the same time, Porsche has managed to transform the 911 into a modern sports car with the performance and amenities buyers expect.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
The 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S gets the same powertrain as our 2013 Best Driver's Car winner - a 3.8-liter F-6 churning out 400 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.
by MotorTrend
Zero to sixty performance will improve to 4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono box checked.
by MotorTrend

Transmission

All-wheel drive is standard, but the automaker offers a choice between a seven-speed manual and its seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)
The full automatic Targa roof, powered by a single hydraulic pump (as on the Cabriolet), only operates when the vehicle is stationary.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)
With the seven-speed manual, Porsche cites a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)

Body style

But instead of matching the damping of the Coupe and Cabriolet, the Targa has been calibrated for a slightly more compliant ride to suit its role as an all-season grand tourer.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)
As the Targa "hoop" replaces the C-pillar on the Coupe and the pop-up roll bars on the Cabriolet, its construction is understandably robust.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)
As the Targa "hoop" technically replaces the C-pillar on the Coupe and the pop-up roll bars on the Cabriolet as rollover protection, its construction is understandably robust.
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2014)

Manual

The front-seat cushioning is among the firmest you'll find in a passenger car, but the support is appreciated when working the manual transmission's firm clutch pedal, which will give your leg a workout in stop-and-go traffic.
by cars.com (Oct, 2013)
The 911 Targa 4S is limited to 182 mph with the PDK, or 183 mph with the manual.
by MotorTrend
As was the case with the last-generation Targa, all 2014 911 Targas will come standard with all-wheel drive.
by MotorTrend

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $101,600
Type of car Production car
Year 2014
City mileage 19 MPG

design

Top type Soft removable

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.91:1
  2. 2: 2.29:1
  3. 3: 1.55:1
  4. 4: 1.3:1
  5. 5: 1.08:1
  6. 6: 0.88:1
  7. 7: 0.71:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 235/40 19
Rear wheels 508/? 279

road tests

1/4 mile 12.77 s
0-60mph 4.47 s
Lateral acceleration 0.9 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 350 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 287 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.4 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 3,436 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.82 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,439 lb
Width 72.9 in
Height 51.1 in
Length 176.8 in
Front track width 60.3 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in
Has a rear spoiler No
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