The 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS celebrates its opening night at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. For the very first time, the 911 Targa 4 GTS combines the effective GTS idea with the classic Targa concept. Its more effective engine with 430 hp (316 kW) and basic Sport Chrono plan produce additional vibrant performance. Other GTS-specific ingredients include matt black 20-inch wheels with central wheel locks, sport design front end, black air consumption screens and, also in black, GTS logos on the doors, at the rear and on the rollover defense bar. Inside the Porsche 911 Targa 2016 4 GTS, the black Alcantara on the steering wheel and seats and trim accents made from black brushed aluminum create a sporty flair.
The Porsche 911 Targa 2016 4 GTS provides optimum driving satisfaction by its leading levels of sportiness, and it is best example of the sustained success of Porsche on the planet’s largest cars market, the USA. Ever since the Type 356 was introduced in the 1950s, Porsche has actually appealed to a very broad-minded client base with its cars in the USA, a clientèle that genuinely values a distinct mix of sportiness, design and performance. That is why the United States has traditionally been the largest worldwide market for Porsche. In 2014, around one-fourth of all vehicles it produced were delivered to the USA.
The new Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS 2016: More effective, dynamic and remarkably styled
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 911 Targa, Porsche is offering this very popular design in the more vibrant and effective GTS version for the very first time. The Targa concept of the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS delivers very safe driving pleasure with all-wheel drive and a rollover protection bar; it also provides al fresco enjoyable with a Targa top that stows totally immediately. Adding to a boost in dynamic performance are the 430 hp (316 kW) GTS engine together with the basic Sport Chrono plan, PASM framework, 20-inch wheels and a sport exhaust system.
In spite of its significantly extended functions, the weight-to-power ratio with the 430-hp engine was enhanced from 3.9 kg to simply 3.6 kg per horsepower compared with the S design. This lets the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS reach a top speed of over 300 km/h (186 miles per hour) with a PDK transmission, and the stopwatch records 4.3 seconds for the sprint from absolutely no to 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph in 4.1 seconds). Although the engine produces an extra 30 hp (22 kW), its consolidated fuel usage – which varies from 9.2 to 10.0 l/100 km, depending upon the type of transmission – is precisely the same as for the 911 Targa FOUR.
The most recent Targa can be made out at first glance as a GTS model with all-wheel drive, because – as compared to the two-wheel drive 911 Carrera models – the rear wheel arches are flared an added 22 millimeters, and the rear tires are ten millimeters wider. The front view is defined by the sport design of the car’s front end with an opening for the auxiliary middle radiator and the smoked bi-xenon headlights that include the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). In a side view, characteristic GTS attributes are the silky gloss black 20-inch 911 Turbo S wheels with central locks, the sport design door mirrors and “GTS” signatures on the doors. The “Targa” logo design on the silver rollover security bar is also created in smooth gloss black. Black accents at the rear are the shiny trim on the air inlet screen, the model logo and the chrome tailpipes.
GTS DNA likewise defines the interior of the 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS. Integrated at the center of the instrument panel is the stopwatch of the Sport Chrono bundle. In the front, the four-way adjustable Sport Plus seats– with their black GTS logo design on the head restraints– offer added lateral support and long-distance cruising comfort for driving and traveler. The dominant interior material is black Alcantara, which is just half the weight of leather.
2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS release date and price
The Targa has actually been a recognized member of the 911 lineup because it made its launching back in 1965. Around one out of 8 911 cars ever offered was a Targa. The marketplace share of the current generation of this remarkably styled 911 with its characteristic rollover defense bar is 13 percent – and it is growing. With the Porsche 911 Targa 2016 4 GTS, Porsche is extending its lineup of the modern classic by including a top design whose comprehensive plan of conventional features and price are appealing.
The 2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS will be launched in Germany from mid-March 2015. The price will be around $160,000 US dollars (137,422 Euro) consisting of value added tax and country-specific features.