Porsche officially unveiled the 2021 911 Targa, a highly anticipated addition to the generation of Porsche 911 sports cars. The Targa received a virtual debut in lieu of the canceled 2020 Beijing Motor Show. Take a look at what we have learned about this new entrance on the Carrera 4 and 4S models and some of our favorite features.

 

Distinguishing Features of the New Sports Car

 

The new Porsche 911 Targa offers a new roof format (or body style) and features a retractable roof above the front seats as well as a characteristic wraparound rear window. The roll bar for this generation comes in silver as standard but it is also available in black to better accentuate whatever paint color drivers choose. Porsche shared that the Targa roof uses two flat magnesium pieces holding the fabric roof together, and the roof automatically retracts into its storage compartment at the press of a button. This process only takes 19 seconds.

 

Other features that distinguish the Targa from its coupe and convertible counterparts are the exaggerated wheel housings, an indent up front between the lights, and a wider rear spoiler.

 

Engines, Performance, & Packages

 

Other than these features, the Targa has a lot in common with its coupe and convertible counterparts. The Targa 4 is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo boxer-six that will make 379 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. The 4S version increases this to 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Each engine offers an eight-speed PDK transmission, but the 4S will offer a seven-speed manual option at no cost. When equipped with the Sport Chrono package, the Targa 4 will make the sprint from 0-60 in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 179 miles per hour. The 4S with PDK and the same package will do 0-60 in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 188 miles per hour.

 

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa starts at $120,650 including destination fees for the Targa 4 and $136,550 for the 4S. It is still unknown if the unique Targa body style will be offered on any other Porsche variants.

 

Shop Our Inventory of Luxurious Porsche Vehicles While You Wait

 

This exciting release from Porsche might have you itching to get into a new luxury sports car. Whether you are planning to wait for the Targa to come into our inventory or you want to choose a more affordable option from Porsche or a different style, Byers Imports is sure to offer something to satisfy. With all of the latest models rolling onto our lot, you're going to love to get behind the wheel of vehicles featuring innovative technology along with bold styling and performance. Take a look at some alternatives from Porsche you might enjoy below:

 

911

 

Older versions or different trims of the Porsche 911 might be your next best bet. The 911 is an iconic sports car known for its familiar circular headlights, Coke bottle shape, and sloping rear. It offers a powerful engine, terrific transmissions, unparalleled performance, and a variety of trim options to suit every driver’s preferences and tastes. Choose from the Carrera, Carrera Cabriolet, Carrera 4, Carrera 4 Cabriolet, Carrera S, Carrera S Cabriolet, Carrera 4S, or Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Browse the Byers Imports inventory of new and used Porsche 911 options!

 

Taycan

 

Perhaps you are looking for an electric option that rivals the Tesla Model S. The 2020 Porsche Taycan still dominates the performance arena with excellent acceleration and precise handling. It is an aggressively styled electric sports car that uses a two-speed transmission and an 800-volt electrical system for shorter recharge times. The interior of the Taycan is just as impressive with elegant styling, the ability to keep out noise, and tons of high-tech features every modern driver desires. The Taycan is available as a 4s, Tubo, and Turbo S with each offering plenty of optional equipment to personalize and enhance the driving experience.

 

718 Cayman

 

The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman provides a similar experience to driving an expensive supercar at a huge discount. The Cayman coupe and Boxster convertible offer high-performing engines that provide unrivaled feedback to the driver. The 718 also boasts an expertly tuned chassis, three distinct engines, and the choice of a manual or automatic transmission. The Cayman can be personalized with countless options and is available in 5 unique trims: Base, T, S, GTS, GT4. The base comes in at half the cost of many supercars on the market and is very popular among drivers that don’t want to overextend their budget to get the car of their dreams.

 

Cayenne

 

Some drivers might appreciate the thrill of a sports car but need something more family-friendly and capable of hauling more passengers and more gear. The Porsche Cayenne might be the best of both worlds for them. The muscular two-row SUV has been perfected more and more with each iteration and was designed to be exciting to drive, fast, and well-built. It offers several potent powertrains with the E-Hybrid plug-in model offering 455 horsepower. The passenger capacity and cargo volume are obviously much greater than any of the 911’s. It offers 27 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats that extends to 60 with the seats folded flat. The Cayenne offers a myriad of optional goodies drivers will love to enhance the style, performance, and comfort of this luxury SUV. Search our inventory for new and used Cayennes that fit your preferences!

 

Start browsing through our impressive lineup of luxury Porsche vehicles at our dealership in Columbus. Byers Imports has been in business for over a century and our knowledgeable staff is sure to help find the right car for you. View inventory online and then schedule your appointment to view your favorites in person and to take a test drive to determine which will be the right fit. We look forward to helping you drive off the lot in a stunning new car!

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