Porsche Unleashes 911 Targa 4 GTS At Detroit Auto Show, It's Slightly More Powerful

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Now would usually be the time when we'd make a joke about Porsche's obsessive need to fill every possible 911 niche, but you've heard them all before. This is the latest Type 991 911 variant, the Targa 4 GTS. It's all-wheel-drive, as you can tell from the 4 in the name. It's also got a Targa roof, the old-fashioned kind that Porsche has again started making. And it's got 430 horsepower. That's more than the regular version of the car, but obviously less than a GT3 or Turbo.

The body differs slightly from the RWD version of the car: the rear wheel arches are flared an additional 22 mm and the rear tires are 10 mm wider. Porsche tells us that this makes it "obvious" that this is the AWD version, although we think that might be wishful thinking. Power comes from a 3.8-liter straight-six with 324 lb-ft of torque, enabling the model to hit 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. Celebrating 50 years of the 911 Targa, it also wears a sportier front bumper, aerodynamic mirrors, a sports exhaust and 20-inch alloys. Inside, there's Alcantara upholstery and adjustable Sport Plus seats. The Porsche 911 Targa 4S will go on sale in Germany in March, priced from 137,422 euros.

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