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2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:235/35 ZR19 - 305/30 ZR19
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Displacement cu in (cc):233 (3824)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:355(265) / 6600
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:295(400) / 4600
Redline at RPM:7300
Length × Width × Height in:175.6 × 72.9 × 51.2
Weight lb (kg):3384 (1535)
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:4.7
Top Speed mph (km/h):179 (288)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):17/25 (11.8)
Base Price: 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S - $95,900 (last update: 4/2/2007)

Vroom with a View: Panoramic Glass-roof Porsche with All-wheel-drive

The 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S features a unique roof system that provides their occupants with a panoramic view even when the top is closed. The Targa's roof is made from two glass panels and extends across the full width and length of the passenger compartment, from the windshield header to the leading edge of the engine cover and from side frame to side frame. In other words, the entire roof is glass, and in combination with the windshield and side windows provides a panoramic vantage and protection from the elements.

Both glass panels are made from a specially formulated glass that absorbs nearly all ultraviolet radiation yet remains transparent. The glass also is formulated not to transmit the sun's heat into the vehicle. The top includes an integrated power shade that can be positioned to provide a screen against bright sunlight or insulation against cold temperatures. In addition, the front portion of that glass roof slides open at the touch of a switch to provide a large opening above the driver and front-seat passenger.

Targas are the Only 911s with Hatch-style Access

Meanwhile, the rear section of the Targa top comprises a separately opening hatchback-style access to the car's four-seat interior and especially to the 8.1 cubic feet (230 liters) of storage area behind the rear seatbacks. Of the various versions of the Porsche 911, the Targa is the only one with a separately opening tailgate.

The Targa roof is further differentiated by a polished aluminum exterior trim strip that extends along the edge of the roofline, up from the base of the A pillar and arching along the edge of the roof side support and back to the base of the C pillar. This bright trim gives the Targa 4 and Targa 4S a unique side view among all versions of the Porsche 911.

First Targas to Offer Choice of Engines

Porsche first produced a Targa-style roof for the North American market for the 1967 model year. The unique roof style was created in response to early government safety regulations that threatened the future of the traditional canvas-roofed convertible body style.

The introduction of the all-new 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S marks the first time the Porsche Targa has been available with the customer's choice between two power sources - the 325-horsepower 3.6-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine in the 911 Targa 4 and a 355-horsepower 3.8-liter "boxer" six in the 911 Targa 4S.

The 20007 Porsche 911 Targa 4 accelerates to 62 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds and reaches 100 mph in less than 12 seconds on its way to a top speed of 174 miles per hour. The 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S, which comes with Porsche Active Suspension Management technology (optional on the Targa 4), reaches 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, hits 100 in 11.2 seconds and has a top speed of 179 mph.

First Targas Built on Wide-body, All-wheel-drive Platform

The introduction of the all-new 2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S also marks the first time that this panoramic roof has been featured on the wide-bodied and all-wheel-drive version of the Porsche 911. Regardless of engine selected, all 2007 Targa models feature all-wheel drive for enhanced driving dynamics. The cars' larger and flared wheel arches provide room for a widened track and larger wheels and tires that are part of Porsche's all-wheel-drive powertrain that enhances dynamic capabilities in all conditions, but especially in inclement weather.

The Targas also are equipped with enhanced Porsche Stability Management (PSM) technology featuring advanced braking systems engineered to provide the shortest possible stopping distances, a dynamic category in which all Porsche vehicles are among the best in the world.

Torque split to the front wheels automatically adjusts between 5 and 40 percent to maintain superior traction. By sending no more than 40 percent of power to the front wheels, the four-wheel-drive 911s exhibit dynamic characteristics similar to the rear-drive versions, thus they will not understeer or "push" toward the outside over the front wheels in turning maneuvers.

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