2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Targa 4 Adopt Turbo Engines

The 2017 Porsche Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models will also benefit from the German automaker’s new turbocharged engines.

Powered by a new 3.0-liter flat-six twin-turbo engine, the 2017 Porsche Carrera 4 and Targa 4 sports cars will sport 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, marking a 20-hp increase compared to the previous engine generation.

Those looking for even more performance can opt for the 4S model that provides 420 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a new electro-hydraulically controlled all-wheel drive system, the 911 Carrera 4 does the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds while the 4S model goes in 3.6 seconds. Both times are 0.3 seconds faster than previous models. The Targa and Cabriolet models are 0.2 seconds slower and top track speeds range from 178 to 189 mph, depending on the transmission and model variant. All Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models come with a seven-speed manual transmission as standard.

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When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the 911 Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models borrowed a new mode switch on the steering wheel from the 918 Spyder. The mode switch features a rotary dial with four positions for the driving modes: Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. When combined with the PDK transmission, the mode switch has an additional feature called the Sport Response Button that pre-conditions the drivetrain for maximum acceleration for up to 20 seconds when pressed.

Pricing was also announced with the 911 Carrera 4 starting from $97,295 including destination; 911 Carrera 4S priced at $111,295; 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and Targa 4 at $109,595 and 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet and 911 Targa 4S going for $123,595.

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