Porsche Confirms New 911 Targa for Detroit, Drops First Video Teaser

Porsche has confirmed the world premiere of an all-new 991-generation 911 Targa at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Although it offers no information about the car or photos, we’re expecting the new 911 Targa to look similar to what we’ve seen in the leaked patent images last month.

There is, however, one supposedly leaked photo (featured above), said to have been scanned from the latest issue of Quattroruote magazine, and which came to our attention via Inautonews. We don’t know if it’s real or not.

It shows that, unlike the previous 997 generation, the new 991-based 911 Targa will go back to its roots, sporting a folding soft top replacing the previous model’s glass roof that slid under the rear window, a thick B-pillar and a wraparound glass rear window – a tribute to the original 911 Targa from the late 1960s (pictured below).

As usual, the 911 Targa will be the choice of those who want something halfway between the 911 Cabriolet and the coupe.

The new Porsche 911 Targa is expected to offer two engine choices, a base 345hp 3.4-liter flat six and a more powerful 395hp 3.6-liter unit in “S” guise. It’s uncertain whether the new model will be offered only with four-wheel drive as the previous 997 model or if it will be available with rear-wheel drive as well.

Besides the 911 Targa, another Porsche world premiere in Detroit will be the Cayenne Platinum Edition. Scroll down to watch the…unrevealing video teaser of the new 911 Targa.

By Dan Mihalascu

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