Officially announced today, the new 2007 Porsche 911 Targa (997) 4 and 4S models will be sold in all-wheel-drive versions only.
The new stunners will reportedly be available in two versions: a basic 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and a more powerful 911 Targa 4S, each featuring flat-six engines with different displacements.
The ‘entry-level’, if you don’t mind, model comes with a 3.6-liter engine, featuring a maximum output of 325 hp and maximum torque of 370 Nm @ 4,250.
The engine provides the 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4 with a top speed of 175 mph and a zero-to-62 acceleration time of 5.3 seconds.
More powerful 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S comes powered by a more prominent 3.8-liter engine that sports 355 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque available at 4,600 rpm. Accordingly, 4S’ top speed reaches 180 mph and 0-62 acceleration time is being lowered to even more impressive 4.9 seconds.
Of course, from the point of view of sheer linear dynamics, this is still far from the supercar territory. However, I am positively sure that the new Targas will kick a lot of bums when it will come to pure driving pleasure.
Both vehicles will be supplied with a six-speed manual transmission, or may be ordered with an optional Tiptronic S automatic gearbox.
Thanks to an additional speed, the gearbox will probably let you save a penny or two on gasoline when driving on a highway at a speed limit or (slightly, of course) above.
However, the car will not come cheap.
According to sources, the starting euro-price for the 911 Targa 4 is €79,000 and €87,900 for the 911 Targa 4S and, as the first-hand experience tells me, as soon as you will start adding options, the price will happily jump through the roof and will readily hit the moon unless you control yourself and add only those options that are actually needed, not just plain “cool.”
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