2015 Porsche 911 Targa Set for Detroit Debut

2015 Porsche 911 Targa Set for Detroit Debut

When the Detroit Auto Show comes about next month, expect to see an updated 911 sporting a roof panel, but don’t call it a convertible.

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) published a partial list of global unveils, and among the cars named was the new Porsche 911 Targa. We’ve seen a few spy photos of the unique German sports car over the past year posing as a convertible, but this time we’ll get an unobstructed view of the glassy coupe.

In terms of design, the targa will get a large rear-window as well as a roll-bar and vertical air vents on the b-pillar, a design cue borrowed from the original targa in 1967.

A removable targa top allows Porsche to provide an open-air experience, without the compromise of chopping the roof off completely. The removable panel is expected to made out of a lightweight material, likely aluminium. Earlier this year, leaked slides hinted at the possibility of the vehicle using an automatic roof, for better convenience.

The Targa is likely to use  a 3.4-liter flat-six engine rated to make 350 horsepower and 288 lb-ft. of torque, while a more expensive Targa S model will sport a 3.6-liter flat-six that puts out 400 horsepower and 324 lb-ft. of torque.

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