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2015 Porsche 911 Targa Headed To 2014 Detroit Auto Show


1965 Porsche 911 Targa

1965 Porsche 911 Targa

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Porsche confirmed that a redesigned 911 Targa will grace its stand at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Details will be kept under wraps until the car's debut next week, but Porsche said the latest Targa will have a design that echoes the original 1965 model, including the fixed Targa bar, removable center roof section, and fixed wraparound rear window.

This echoes what we've seen in spy shots of the 2015 Targa, which showed a fixed rear window and soft roof panel; the latter may fold away automatically, eliminating the need for the driver to fuss with it.

Other than the roof, the 2015 911 Targa should be identical to the 991-series 911 Carrera and Carrera S. That means it will be offered as a base Targa with a 3.4-liter flat-six producing 350 horsepower and 287 pound-feet of torque, or as a Targa S, with a 3.8-liter six with 400 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.

2015 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots

2015 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots

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As with other Carrera and Carrera S variants, a seven-speed manual transmission will be standard, while Porsche's seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automated gearbox will be offered as an option.

All-wheel drive Targa 4 and Targa 4S versions will likely be offered as well.

While the 2015 911 Targa and Targa S will probably steal most of the attention, the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition will make its North American debut at Detroit. The Platinum Edition is essentially a base Cayenne or Cayenne Diesel with extra equipment and a few unique trim bits. It follows on from last year's Panamera Platinum edition.

For more 2014 Detroit Auto Show news, check out our dedicated hub.

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