Porsche is celebrating 50 years of selling the 911 Targa this year by offering a higher-performing GTS model on display for the first time this week.
Like other 911 GTS variants, the Targa comes with an uprated version of the company’s 3.8-liter flat six that makes 430 hp, or a 7.5 percent increase over the Targa 4S that this model improves on. It stop speed is just above 184 MPH and is capable of running from 0-62 MPH (100 km/h) in 4.3 seconds with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK transmission.
This car’s front end looks more aggressive with an additional opening for the auxiliary center radiator. It also gets headlights with black inner structures to help set it apart in the model range. As with the other 991 generation Targa, the rear glass panel raises to allow the roof panel to tuck away underneath it automatically.
The package also includes gloss black 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with center locks and “GTS” badges on the doors. Porsche’s decision to offer a GTS version of the Targa 4 adds yet another model to the already crowded 911 lineup, bringing the total number that will be on sale in 2015 to 20.
Porsche adds black Alcantara seat inserts and arm rests and for the GTS model along with a SportDesign steering wheel rim, roof liner and shift knob.
GALLERY: 2016 Porsche 911 Targa GTS
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