Like a freshly polished bixbite Emerald, the new rolls off the assembly line practically daring you to take it for a spin. To celebrate the Targa top’s 50th anniversary, the new Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS was just spotted in all it’s grandeur at the Detroit Auto Show.
True to it’s roots, the 911 Targa GTS will retain it’s Targa roof bar, which originally was a movable roof section with a wraparound rear window, that can now be opened and closed at the push of a button with the Targa top stowed behind the rear seats.
Complete with all-wheel drive, a 430bhp, 3.8L engine with your choice of seven speed manual transmission, or PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) a double-clutch gearbox that changes gears for you. If you opt for PDK, the GTS version will get you from start to 60 in a mere 4.1 seconds and have you a little closer to catching up with light at a top speed 186 mph. The GTS package also hooks you up with 20-inch wheels, a sportier front end and tinted Bi-Xenons along with the black Alcantara interior making this a gift to yourself that you almost can’t pass up.
MSRP starts at $101,600 , with added features, closer to$132,800 and hits the street in late April, But it isn’t about the price as much as it is driving a piece of history.