2015 NAIAS: Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS image

The German based automaker Porsche has officially pulled the wraps off a brand new version of the 911, the Targa 4 GTS.

The dizzy 911 family is adding another member starting from today, the 911 Targa 4 GTS, as the model in question has been officially presented to the public during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. The sports car has been designed in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa and it is coming with some interesting features which should put some space between it and other 911s out there, in the fans’ eyes at least.

The new Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS is getting wider rear fenders, aerodynamic side mirrors, a sportier front bumper, a sports exhaust system, bi-xenon tinted headlights and it is riding on 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels. Changes made to the cabin are limited but they do exist and they include the four-way adjustable Sport Plus seats and the Alcantara upholstery.

The model’s most interesting part is found, of course, under its hood, where the 3.8 liter six-cylinder boxer engine is resting. The unit is capable of producing a total output of 430 HP (316 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque, which is allowing the sports car to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds or 100 km/h (96 mph) in 4.3 seconds. Top speed stands at 300 km/h (186 mph). The Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS will go on sale in Germany from 137,422 euros, VAT included, on its homeland, starting from this March.